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62 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: Surviving Multiple Sexual Assaults (Rachel Bertner)

Rachel Bertner is one of those people that makes you want to be a better version of yourself not only for your community, but for yourself. She’s definitely a member of the badass brigade and has allowed her pain to cultivate her passion with working with other survivors to empower them on their path of recovery as well as the perpetrators of sexual assault via the healing therapeutic practice of yoga and other modalities. Rachel Bertner is a spiritual counselor, yoga teacher, energy...

Duration: 00:32:35

61 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: Surviving Drugs and Brain Cancer (Anna Feagans)

Anna Feagans is quite honestly one of my favorite people - and we haven’t met yet! Her spirit is one of survival and she has an authenticity that many wish they had. Her heart is open and she loves being of service to others. Her devotion to the traumatic brain injury (TBI) community is beautiful and inspires many. Anna is no stranger to surviving. She is actually well acquainted with it. On January 31, 2006 she hit rock bottom from years of drug abuse and has been clean for almost 12...

Duration: 00:42:00

60 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: Ethical Fashion, Life and #BlackGirlMagic (Katie Pruett)

Katie is an amazing person who is interested in encouraging people to live in an ethical manner. She’s purpose-driven and a free spirit whose light is contagious. Looking forward to meeting her the next time I’m in Texas! Katie is the founder and editor-in-chief of Ethical Style Journal, a fashion magazine promoting ethical and sustainable fashion to inspire readers to shop more consciously. To connect with Katie: IG: @ethicalstylejournal FB:

Duration: 00:34:45

59 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: Racism, The State of the Union & #BlackGirlMagic (Maythinee Washington)

Maythinee and I connected over laughs because a woman was convinced I was here. Friends, we look NOTHING alike. We’re both beautiful, yes. We both teach yoga, yes. And we’re both women of color (WOC), yes. She is multiracial with longer, wavy hair and I’m Nigerian-American with jet black tightly curled hair that is short. These are some of things we talk about along with the state of the Union, activism, advocacy, privilege, racism and sexism amongst other things. Maythinee’s bio: Coming...

Duration: 00:58:35

58 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: Recovery, Buddhism & Life (Noah Levine)

Noah Levine is one of those people that puts you at ease when you’re in his presence. If you look at him and formulate an opinion without actually speaking to him, you will likely regret your decision. He’s a friend to many and I enjoyed speaking with him and look forward to connecting with him in person over tea at a coffeehouse at the beach. He’s thoughtful, kind, determined, humble and spiritual AF. Noah was a young man embedded in a generation of angry youths who rebelled against...

Duration: 00:39:17

57 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: Ethical Fashion, Social Justice & Sseko Designs (Liz Forkin Bohannon)

I knew that Liz and I would immediately connect and I was correct. She’s an amazing human and her laugh is contagious. She goes deep and it’s clear that she loves humanity. Liz Forkin Bohannon is the founder of Sseko Designs. To connect with Liz: * Instagram: @ssekodesigns * Twitter: @ssekodesigns * Facebook: * Website: (if you’re not connected with a Sseko Fellow); if you are connected with a Sseko Fellow, please...

Duration: 00:41:53

56 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: Spilling the Tea with the Pastors (Gina Pollard & John Pavlovitz)

Having a conversation with GP and JP was beyond phenomenal. Gina Pollard is sweet and spicy and the spiritual leader you want in your corner when life gets lifey and John Pavlovitz, the Pastor of the Resistance, inspires action through his writing and pushes the reader to extend themselves to contribute to healing and working on behalf of humanity. Both are my spiritual mentors and it was a joy and gift to listen and learn in their presence. Gina Pollard is a Certified Grief Recovery...

Duration: 00:44:01

53 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: Addiction Conversation Starter (Greg Williams)

I heard about Greg Williams’ work long before I was introduced to him. And when we finally spoke, I knew it was important for the state of recovery to connect with him further, both for my own understanding and for others benefit. Greg is a down to earth person in long-term recovery. I hope that our paths of recovery advocacy cross in real life someday. Greg Williams, Co-Founder of Facing Addiction, is a person in long-term recovery from addiction, and the award winning documentary...

Duration: 00:47:42

52 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: Sower of Social Justice and Vegetables (Melvin Parson)

Melvin is an amazing human who loves the outdoors, farming and social justice. He’s the sower of social justice and wants community farming to be diverse and accessible to all, but especially to young black boys and men so that they are able to see themselves represented and know that they are eligible too. Melvin Parson attended Eastern Michigan University for both his Bachelors and his Masters in Social Work degrees. He lives in Ypsilanti, MI. He’s the founder of We the People’s...

Duration: 00:32:33

50 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: College Access & Public Policy Issues (Anthony Fowlkes)

I shared office space with Anthony Fowlkes during my time working as a Project Coordinator in the Office of the Vice President of Student Life and I was impressed hearing about his story and with his ambition for continued studies so soon after he graduated with his Bachelors. I knew others would benefit from hearing his story of tenacity and grit. Anthony Fowlkes is a dual degree in the School of Education and School of Public Policy for Higher Educational Public Policy at the...

Duration: 00:44:31

49 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: Higher Education Can Be In Your Reach (Cachet Colvard)

I met Cachet Colvard through my work at the University of Michigan and I was struck by how amazing and insightful she was. As we talked about her experiences as a graduate student, I knew I wanted others to hear her thoughts on higher education and access. Cachet Colvard is from Kalamazoo, Michigan, and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in Asian Cultures and Languages with a concentration in Chinese. During her undergraduate career, Cachet received training...

Duration: 00:27:55

48 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: Talking About All the Things (Steven Snead)

Steven and I go way back as we attended the University of Michigan together many moons ago. Trust me, it’s true, we look younger than we are. His witty Facebook posts of questions led me to reach out to him which resulted in this fun conversation. Steven Snead is originally from Detroit, MI. He attended the University of Michigan for his undergraduate degree and he went on to attend Wayne State University for his Masters in Educational Leadership. He is currently the Supervisor of...

Duration: 00:55:24

47 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: Conversation with Global Community Builder (Allison Weber)

Allison Weber is an absolute joy to be around. Her laugh is infectious and her desire to connect with people worldwide is undeniable. Her heart’s mission is to humbly see others and provide soul care to the people who are largely unseen in developing countries in Southeast Asia. Often found with a coffee in hand, Allison Weber has a raucous laugh, but a surprisingly serious side. While her career finds her teaching business communication to University students, she is in the process of...

Duration: 00:55:41

46 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: Sobriety, Self-Care, Health and Wellness (Luke Storey)

Luke Storey is like my brother from another mother. We have yet to connect in real life, which I look forward to especially since he’s so adventurous with his health and wellness! Luke Storey, a former Hollywood Celebrity Fashion Stylist, has spent the past twenty-one years developing and refining the ultimate lifestyle, based on the most powerful principles of health and spirituality, while at the same time embracing the technology and modern conveniences of urban living. Using himself...

Duration: 00:59:18

45 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: Faith, Race & the Criminal Justice System (Rabia Chaudry)

I look forward to the day I meet Rabia Chaudry. She’s a badass that speaks her mind with honor and dignity. Rabia Chaudry is a wife, mother, attorney, and a 2016 Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow at U.S. Institute of Peace, where she researched the intersection of religion and violent extremism. Her regions of interest are Pakistan and Sri Lanka. She is also the co-host and co-producer of the hit podcast “Undisclosed”, with nearly 200 million downloads, and the podcast “The 45th”. To...

Duration: 00:31:59

44 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: Privilege & Public Policy (Dr Paul Leighton)

Dr Paul Leighton has a way about him. His words are powerful, yet humble. I first met him when I was going through volunteer training at SafeHouse Center in Sept 2016 and he led a module on privilege. His commentary was like an air-conditioned room granting reprieve from a sweltering, humid summer day. I actually mentioned to him that if he started a podcast I would be an excited and grateful listener! Paul Leighton is the co-author, with Jeffrey Reiman, of The Rich Get Richer and the...

Duration: 00:58:18

43 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: Yoga, Islam, Service & Public Policy (Ahmed Soliman)

Ahmed Soliman is an inspiration both on the mat and off. I’ve not yet met him, but hope to someday soon. Because Ahmed was given a common Egyptian name (Ahmed Soliman), his friends nicknamed him “Soli” to set me apart from others. Over the past several years, this name evolved and merged with his yoga practice and yogic lifestyle. Ahmed has Hcome to embody the moniker he chose for his site: yogisoli. Before Ahmed found yoga and began teaching, he was a wildlife biologist and...

Duration: 00:06:03

42 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: People’s Stories and Their Effects on Others (Kelly McEvers)

I have yet to meet Kelly McEvers in real life, but I soon discovered both by listening to her podcast, Embedded and having a conversation with her that she’s badass. Kelly McEvers is co-host of All Things Considered, NPR’s award-winning afternoon newsmagazine. She hosts the program from NPR West in Culver City, California, with co-hosts Robert Siegel, Audie Cornish, and Ari Shapiro in NPR’s Washington, D.C. headquarters. McEvers was previously a national correspondent based at NPR West....

Duration: 00:50:05

41 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | Southern, Progressive and Persisting (Emily Johnson)

I met Emily Johnson several years ago when I lived in Las Vegas. We met through friends of friends and bonded almost immediately. I remember meeting for a sushi lunch discussing essential oils and healthier living and thinking this woman is so rad. When you listen to our conversation, you’ll see why! Emily Johnson is a pastor’s wife and mom of three living in Las Vegas, NV. She’s trying to raise children to be brave and kind in this crazy world. To connect with Emily: * Instagram:...

Duration: 00:47:08

40 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: Faith, Politics, Veganism & Activism (Matt Statman & Anna Byberg)

I had the pleasure and honor of meeting Matt Statman and Anna Byberg when I returned to Michigan after living in Las Vegas for almost 10 years. They are rays of sunshine and have a zest for life, generosity of spirit and are some of the most hospitable people around. Additionally, many would agree that they are Ann Arbor’s First Couple.

Duration: 00:57:15

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