Join Heroic Humans founder/CEO Dana Clark in interviewing and connecting with people from across the globe. Her mission? To inspire, celebrate and empower Heroic members of our communities.
039. Healing & Navigating Mental Health Through Music & Songwriting With Joshua LeBreton
Dana and Joshua talk about how life experiences and trauma ultimately form us, and who we are as people.
Joshua LeBreton is a music artist that uses song to navigate darkness. His story is riddled with early life traumas complete with the resulting anxiety and obsessive compulsiveness that has lended him a unique, albeit quirky, worldview. He pours this into his songwriting project called The Canary Yellow in hopes of helping others to feel seen.
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038. A True Story About Infidelity & Bravery With Stephanie Jackson
Through her journey with infidelity, Stephanie Jackson found the bravery and courage to not only repair and mend her own heart and family, but also to help others who are experiencing similar experiences. Her work with Beacon Coaching challenges people to step into their true identity to live a life of fulfillment in all aspects of their life. She says "It is my desire to see people living in the sweet spot of their full potential with passion, honesty and integrity."
037.From a Debilitating Stutter To Delivering A TEDx Talk: Gaining Confidence With Joze Piranian
Named Inspirational Speaker of the Year by Speaker Slam in 2017, Joze Piranian has gone from avoiding speaking due to a debilitating stutter to delivering a TEDx talk, being featured on CBC, sharing the stage with Arlene Dickinson at the Archangel Summit, and performing stand-up comedy in Los Angeles at the Laugh Factory as well as in Chicago, New York, Montreal, Edinburgh and Beirut (where he performed with Nemr). Joze has also delivered keynotes about Resilience and Diversity & Inclusion at conferences, organizations and various educational institutions. He speaks 6 languages, and yes, he stutters in all of them!
036. Changing The World Of Fashion, Beauty + Confidence With Roxy Earle
Born and raised in Toronto, Roxy Earle is bringing empowerment to women of all shapes and sizes. She was casted on the show The Real Housewives of Toronto, and this is the opportunity that gave her the stepping stone to build a business with a major shift and new meaning to the “plus-size” world.
Her confidence has helped break down social barriers and has given a voice to a large group of women who deserve to be heard. She continues to promote, collaborate and celebrate trends toward inclusive sizing and growing confidence.
Along with modelling, fashion, travel writing and charitable work, Roxy is a fierce advocate for body positivity. This passion has inspired her speaking tour and the creation of #MySizeRox, a social media movement that enables women of all sizes to be confident with their bodies.
035. Soulspiration Through Spoken Word Poetry, Vulnerability & Speaking Your Truth With Arielle Estoria
In this episode, Dana connects with Arielle Estoria, a spoken Word Poet, Author, Dance Party Enthusiast Emcee and Event Host Speaker, Model and Actress. Her motto of "Words not for the ears but for the soul" stems from her dedication to remind her audience that words are meant to be felt and not just heard. Arielle has shared her work through spoken word and themed keynote talks with companies such as Google, Sofar Sounds, Lululemon, Dressember, Tedx, the SKIMS campaign by Kim Kardashian and more.
This episode is filled with love, vulnerability, and so much inspiration!
034. The Importance Of Inclusivity With The Executive Directors Of GET REAL Chris Studer & Marley Bowen
Dana interviews the Executive Directors of Get Real, Chris Studer and Marley Bowen. They discuss the importance of creating inclusion and diversity throughout our schools across the country. Their mission is to create open conversations and educate students on the importance of being kind and respectful of all people, everywhere.
Get REAL was founded in 2011, inspired by our experiences volunteering in the Welcome Week program at Western University. As older mentors to hundreds of students each year, we began noticing that we were having success talking to our first years about derogatory (homophobic, transphobic, racist, etc) language, and creating a safe space for marginalized students who were looking to express themselves safely. The reason was in our approach: we were close in age, friendly, non-judgemental, and personal -- we often opened up about our own lives to build a genuine, honest, human connection. And it worked. We saw countless students changing their language within days, and countless others coming out to us and feeling more comfortable being themselves.
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Such a beautiful idea!
This podcast is such a beautiful Idea and movement - celebrating how incredible humans are. I learn something in every episode! Thank you for doing what you do Dana!!
Episode 23 with Ryan Pasquin
Although Ryan is one of my best friends and I know so much about him already, I learned a ton through listening to this podcast. Listening to an individual’s nuanced experience tackling systemic oppression in their identity formation is always incredibly valuable and we should cherish this learning opportunity whenever it comes our way.
This was my first heroic humans podcast and I can truly say I loved it! Very engaging content and enthusiasm shown by the host and the guest. I felt engaged and waiting to hear more for the whole thing! Keep up the great work.