Episode 9 features Liz S. Alexander, womanist social worker, writer, and advocate for justice-involved youth. She shares a new way forward in serving girls who are justice involved and breaking the prison pipeline. Here we highlight her national initiative, She Dreams of Freedom, a multimedia collaborative that uses diverse media platforms to raise awareness about the unique challenges experienced by girls in the juvenile justice system.
Emon Fowler, creator of The Harriet Experiment, joins us to talk training girls to embrace blooming into womanhood; a "rites of passage." From hair to health to beauty to sisterhood, Emon shares her work helping parents enjoy supporting their daughters on the journey. Also an artist, listeners are treated to a lyrical expression from Emon at the closing of this episode.
Dr. Karen Taylor-Crawford explains the detrimental effects media images of police brutality against Black girls has on their relationship with authority figures. Dr. Taylor Crawford is child & adolescent psychiatrist in private practice on Southwest side of Chicago. Retired Assistant professor of Child Psychiatry at University of Illinois College of Medicine- Chicago.
Voices of Advocacy Radio salutes women’s history month, the contributions of unsung, yet influential women, and examines state of womanhood today. Our dynamic guests for this segment are Sis. Maryam K. Muhammad, a community outreach representative for Nation of Islam, founder of Heal Thy Self Magazine; and Afrika Porter, community activist, educator, president/founder and CEO of Afrika Enterprises, a public relations consulting firm. *Production Note: Technical issues arose during the recording which impacted the sound quality*
Podcast hosted by La'Keisha Gray-Sewell showcasing leading activists, community servants, and entrepreneurs. Tune in to truth, community passion and amplified legacy. Episode 3 guest Rev. Dr. Jacqueline Triche Atkins talks how her Gold Rush Women's Conference helps women dig deep and cleanse the funky fear, dirty doubt and internal negatives that sabotage them in the workplace, relationships and finances.
VOAR guest Lisa Butler of examines Black Girl Aggression and explores solutions to supporting their emotional breadth.
Lisa Butler is the Founder and President of herVOICE iNc. a consulting company dedicated to the emotional and mental wellness of women & girls. herVOICE provides creative and innovative interventions for women to heal, grow, and gain new perspectives on living empowered lives. Lisa has been facilitating workshops, seminars, and support groups for women & girls on self esteem, forgiveness, and shame for 16 years. Lisa is Ford Scholar and Clinical Social Work student at the University of Chicago. Lisa is also the Owner of BlackGurl Inc., a group support program for African American girls 12-19. BlackGurl Inc.has been providing services for girls ages 12-16 as a vendor for Chicago Public Schools for 16 years.