Welcome to my podcast site. Here is an archive of all my podcasts.

ATTENTION:  The podcast is on indefinite hiatus .

The podcasts will be posted every month featuring my insights and interviews regarding activism (from environmental to social and everything in between). I will be chronicling my obstacles and hopefully triumphs in carving out a dedicated place in my life for social justice activism.  I feel tired of “waiting” on the world to change and from the number of people who protested in the last month–I know I am not alone. I feel ready to DO. Yet, like a lot of people, I have protested. I have written letters to my Congress people, but it feels too passive.  I want to take a good look at some of the laws on the books that perpetuate inequality in our country.  So many of us protest and make noise about an issue and then return to our lives (because real life always encroaches) and think that we’re DOING something.  Meanwhile, the movement loses steam.  There is the part that comes after protesting: The change.  Where is the change?

I want to be front and center on helping to bring about a better world. I am armed with an excellent education, an open heart, and a belly full of fire.  If you are like me and are also looking for the best way to use that “fire” for good. Tune in and listen. If you have any helpful or constructive ideas to share, please let me know.  I plan to have guests from time to time. So tune in for those as well.

If you are going to involve yourself, you are already probably aware of how emotional these issues can get because they are intensely personal for some.  I think many minority people wish they could just ignore racism or sexism or homophobia because they bring up feelings of sadness, frustration, and anger.  I will also be discussing how to navigate these feelings as both a participant and a guide.

Season Two

Episode 2.1: Welcome Back–The Mission Statement, A Refresher 

Episode 2.2: INTERVIEW  Triltsiboy Chicago Indie Rapper and Creative Designer

Episode 2.3: Increasing Support for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Episode 2.4: INTERVIEW Phillip Montgomery, Counselor, Social Worker, PhD Candidate

Episode 2.5: Surviving the leading cause of world disability by 2020 & How we can stop it

Elle Cast 2.6:      2019    –  All the Small Things

Elle Cast 2.7:  Jovan Landry talks her new ALL FEMALE HIPHOP project, Synergy

https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/581454057&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true&visual=true“>Elle Cast 2.7 Part II: Jovan Landry talks Synergy, Straitjackets and Standing her Ground

Season One

Episode One: Intro and Welcome

Episode 2: The Mission Statement

This is the true first episode. It has been played the most of all the other podcasts and describes what drove me to start this site in the first place. So it’s a good place to start.

Episode 3: INTERVIEW Phillip Montgomery – School Counseling and Social Work Pt I

Introducing Phillip Montgomery, social worker, he works with people who have an addiction, mental illness, and also, at risk (usually homeless) youth.

Episode 4: This Side of Town

Episode 5: INTERVIEW Phillip Montgomery, Second part of Interview

How he helps his clients cope in the face of such challenges…

Episode 6: Discussing 2 PBS TV Shows: America Denial and Rethinking Colorblindness 2 /Shut It Down

Episode 7: INTERVIEW Anne S.   Therapeutic Inner City High School Teacher  Pt I /CrimiNation

Episode 8: INTERVIEW Self Care and Coping Skills with Anne Pt II

Episode 9: Riots near my hometown, Freddie Grey, and Prince’s Baltimore

Episode 10: Stigma in the Land of the Free, Home of the Brave

Episode 11: Searching for Freedom in a “Free” Country

Episode 12: Determining the Motivation for the Charleston Shooting-Unnecessary Mental Gymnastics in Charleston

Elle Cast 13: Obamas Come To Jesus Moment With America and Eulogy for his Friend

Elle Cast 14: American Privilege: Thinking Outside The Box And Reactions to Mississippi

Elle Cast 15: INTERVIEW Fighting Fossil Fuels Funding Larry Coble from Chicago350 Part I

Elle Cast 16: INTERVIEW Fighting Fossil Fuels Funding Larry Coble from Chicago350 Part II 

Elle Cast 17: Hiatus-Gone til Mid October

Elle Cast 18: Now Hiatus Free and New and Improved

Elle Cast 20: To Paris with Love and a Nod to the Cranberries

Elle Cast Season One Finale: INTERVIEW – Rochelle Arms illustrates how Restorative Justice might be the best way forward for long-term conflict resolution also known as the episode where Elle Gets Schooled, Rochelle brings people together, and Ali says No.

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