Where does it hurt? Will I ever feel whole? Where do I belong? If these questions resonate with you, you’re in the right place. In this podcast, we'll utilize personal narratives and powerful questions to investigate the truths that go unnoticed. This is not a podcast for the faint of heart. We are going to face darkness, pain, and fear because they alone can introduce us to our most authentic selves. Above all else, this podcast reminds you that you aren’t alone. Despite what our social media feeds tell us, pain is more prevalent than we’d like to believe. Together we can explore our own invisible truths and experience restoration as we live out the principles of Radical Self-Awareness™.
Episode 41: Maybe They're Meant to be Unicorns
B.A.S.S Co-founder, Kimacka Randle joins me to discuss the challenges and opportunities of parenting children on the Autism Spectrum. We explore the intersections of race and autism as Kimacka shares the wisdom she's earned along the way.
https://m.facebook.com/BASSAutismGroup/ (BASS Facebook)
https://www.instagram.com/bassautismgroup/ (BASS IG)
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/what-would-it-take/id1543751982 (Also-Check out My New Podcast!)
Episode 40: Doing an Emotional Autopsy
Activist, Life Coach and Podcaster Early Jackson joins me to discuss the affect of trauma on his relationships and what he's discovered about his own healing through his children.
Check out more of Early's work below:
https://open.spotify.com/show/1Z3Diuv52pCU8wy2oxOQNj?si=yAJq7JI-QYqAjdsAJfPujA (The Inconvenient Truth with Cherese and Early)
https://www.facebook.com/early.jackson.9/about (Early's Facebook)
https://twitter.com/Mr_Empowerment (Early's Twitter)
https://www.instagram.com/ndca_empowers/ (New Direction Coaching IG)
Episode 39: You're Good Enough Buddy
In this episode, Matt Burke and I discuss his experience of ignoring or burying his emotions and the effects that has had on his life. We explore why this may or may not be unique to white masculinity and share a few laughs along the way. To dive deeper, check out the resources below:
https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/599602/youre-a-miracle-and-a-pain-in-the-ass-by-mike-mchargue/ (You're a Miracle (and a Pain in the Ass) by Mike McHargue)
https://www.cbc.ca/radio/podcasts/other-peoples-problems/ (Other People's Problems Podcast with Dr. Hillary McBride)
https://www.amazon.com/Body-Keeps-Score-Healing-Trauma/dp/0143127748 (The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.)
Episode 38: Keep Livin' w/Cherese Jackson
In this week's episode, my sister and I dish on some of the family history, discuss resilience in the midst of personal pain and unpack our captivation with justice. If you can't get enough of Cherese, check out her podcast with her husband Early.
https://open.spotify.com/show/1Z3Diuv52pCU8wy2oxOQNj?si=kBi8KwalTQqxNfQl6bTmKg (The Inconvenient Truth with Cherese and Early)
https://www.facebook.com/NewDirectionCoachingAssociates (New Direction Coaching Associates)
Episode 37: Don't be afraid to be wrong
Rick Hunt is an Indiana principle and friend of mine. On paper we don't have a lot in common, but once we start talking we usually find we're not as different as we seem. Rick and I discuss what allows him to keep growing as a person, and how he uses his personal growth to shape the environment of his school.
https://www.facebook.com/rick.hunt.777 (Rick's Facebook)
https://www.patreon.com/Invisibletruths (Support this podcast)
https://www.wearekindredcollective.com/ (Equity Consulting)
Episode 36: The Comfort of Certainty Ran Out
Melissa Greene, Co-Founder of Imaginarium, joins me to discuss her faith journey and the importance of embracing the discomfort of uncertainty. To learn more about Melissa, check out the links below:
Imaginarium: https://www.imaginarium.life/ (https://www.imaginarium.life/)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/melissa.greene.3998 (https://www.facebook.com/melissa.greene.3998)
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/melissagreene/?hl=en (https://www.instagram.com/melissagreene/?hl=en)
This is that work.
Ben and his guests deal with the hard work that religion has attempted to address for a long time. It’s tempting to write this off as a self-gratifying endeavor by a person trying to make it in the world. What is valuable, however, is that the struggle is relatable and real for every listener.
Do yourself a favor and subscribe. Be open to what is said and take what you need. It is offered freely, like grace, and might turn out to be healing, like living water.
Grateful for your voice in the Mennonite mix as a fellow MILLENNIAL, as a Black man, progressive, authentically weaving stories and scriptures and great insights! You’re up next. I’ll be watching.