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A storytelling and interview podcast about big turning points, events, and life changes that set us on a path to becoming someone else, or maybe just getting closer to who we are.

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A storytelling and interview podcast about big turning points, events, and life changes that set us on a path to becoming someone else, or maybe just getting closer to who we are.

    Guest Episode- Leaving the Amish Community- Filter Stories

    Guest Episode- Leaving the Amish Community- Filter Stories

    Today we are sharing a guest episode from Filter Stories by James Harper about Raymond, a former member of an Amish community who left his home and his country. Raymond's family want him to spend his life using a horse instead of a car, to live off the grid and have little contact with the outside world. But young Raymond is curious and explores the outside world. His father reacts by moving the family into an even more isolated community. How did Raymond escape?

    • 38 min
    Episode 19: Surviving the Unimaginable w/ Christine McAlister

    Episode 19: Surviving the Unimaginable w/ Christine McAlister

    Christine McAlister has endured one of the most horrible and traumatic experiences that I can imagine, and yet, her retelling of the experience and how it changed her is admirable and profound. This is courage, strength, and power in the face of adversity and it’s what I love to learn about from people who have really been through some of life’s toughest lessons. 

    • 53 min
    Episode 17: Accepting Life and Self in Chronic Illness w/ Lisa Spears

    Episode 17: Accepting Life and Self in Chronic Illness w/ Lisa Spears

    Lisa was an ambitious 20-something working for the United Nations when a sudden and chronic illness became debilitating, leaving her unable to work. This the story of facing her illness, a shocking diagnosis, and her ability to let go of expectations of life and self. It's a story about losing loved ones, forgiveness, and self-compassion. It's about coming to terms with death and how she redefined a meaningful life. 

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    Music provided by Miss Kenichi. 

    • 30 min
    Episode 17: The Truth Changes Everything w/ Tim Maas

    Episode 17: The Truth Changes Everything w/ Tim Maas

    Our guest Tim, shares semi-anonymously about his experiences with an unexpected pregnancy, as a new father, and a truth about his life that changed everything. It's a story that reminds us how to move forward through life's challenges get, and how to face the most impossible decisions without regret.

    • 34 min
    Episode 16: Reclaiming the Voice After Emotional Abuse w/ Reema Zaman

    Episode 16: Reclaiming the Voice After Emotional Abuse w/ Reema Zaman

    My guest today is Reema Zaman. Reema is an award-winning writer, visual artist, actress and speaker, and the author of the memoir I Am Yours. She is from Bangladesh and immigrated to New York When she was 18. When she was 25, she fell in love and married into a relationship that shifted the direction of her life. She writes and talks about what it is like to fall into emotional abuse as well as how to find your voice when you come out of the darkness.

    • 29 min
    Episode 15: Lessons of Oppression and Injustice w/ Naniso Tswai

    Episode 15: Lessons of Oppression and Injustice w/ Naniso Tswai

    Naniso shares his experience growing up in the generation following Apartheid and describes the difference between institutionalized and systemic racism versus other forms of covert oppression. We talk about a particular instance where he was physically assaulted and detained at an airport and how the attack figures into his consciousness, as a thought leader and in how he interacts with the world.

    • 39 min

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