Every woman has a story…and every story matters. Stories are the essence of who we are. They have the power to unite people across all divides—age, race, gender, sexual orientation, and geography—through compassionate connection. Jennasis Speaks is a platform that empowers women to safely share their stories, promoting healing and growth through the power of collective vulnerability and acceptance. Founder Jennifer Malcolm is a serial entrepreneur whose own story is driven by her desire to overcome devastating trauma and overwhelming obstacles to have it all: a family she could nurture, a thriving career, and a drive to live a life of passion and purpose. Her experiences have enabled her to build authentic relationships with other women and to help connect and inspire them to find their own paths to passion and purpose.
Restore. Reset. Reveal Your Spirit with Mirriam Knight-Wilson
Dr. Mirriam Knight-Wilson is doing something she’s never done before: She’s taking a break.
It’s a huge step for a woman driven by a need to get things done.
Over the past seven years, Mirriam married and moved to the United States from South Africa, earned her doctorate in psychology, at the Los Angeles-based Chicago School of Professional Psychologists, became a certified transformational coach and a therapist, while serving as co-pastor of Liberation Church with her husband and leading a popular women’s ministry.
Amid the busyness of her days, Mirriam realized she had something in common with women in her ministry. Like them, she was exhausted. She had emotional wounds that she needed to heal before she could heal others.
Mirriam joins Jennifer Malcolm for Jennasis Speaks to talk about stepping back and taking time to refresh and reset. It’s an important lesson for any woman who needs a moment to rediscover their strength.
Believing and Achieving with Dr. Thea Wilson
When Dr. Thea Wilson sees a family in trouble, she doesn’t see a child without hope or a parent without skills. She sees people who need help to heal so they can show what they can do. She sees people who need to know that no one can put a roof on their ceiling.
Dr. Wilson and her team at Step Forward serve more than 2,000 children enrolled in Early Head Start and Head Start. She brings more than 40 years of early childhood development as a teacher and as an educator teaching others.
Join Dr. Wilson and Jennifer Malcolm for the Jennasis Speaks podcast as they talk about parents and children persevering and achieving goals.
Look & Listen - How to Extend Compassion Toward Others with Gail Stumphauzer
When Gail Stumphauzer lost her 29-year-old daughter Margeau to the effects of an eating disorder, she lost the drive that carried her through a successful social services career.
She couldn’t stop thinking about how her daughter struggled with her demons. Margeau was haunted by feelings of inadequacy that kept her from seeing her strengths.
Gail decided to turn her grief into action by creating “ Free to Be” dedicated to Margeau’s memory. “Free to Be” encourages women to accept themselves for the strong women they are and help other women to do the same.
Gail joins Jennifer Malcolm on the next Jennasis Speaks podcast to talk about growing through grief and empowering others.
Breaking Barriers - Bringing Mental Health To Light with Arian May
One way or another, all of us were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. But for many people, the pandemic added mental health issues to the many challenges posed. Arian May understands what those challenges were like. As the advancement officer for OhioGuidestone, she’s dedicated to breaking down the stigma that might keep people from seeking help or providing support.
Join Arian and Jennifer Malcolm for the next episode of Jennasis Speaks podcast as they talk about breaking down barriers to mental health.
When Love is Not Enough - Becoming a Suicide Widow with Jesi Arter
From the start, Jesi Arter knew she was meant to be with the man who became her husband and father of her child. Their connection was immediate and intense. Their married life in a small Pennsylvania town was very happy.
But five months after Jesi became a mother, she became a widow when her husband committed suicide. Since then, she has forged a new path as a single mom, head of household and advocate for women who lose their parters to suicide.
The 4 P’s of Loving Yourself with the Rev. Carrie Hudson.
Carrie Hudson was 17 when she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Her illness was her first step in her journey to living an authentic life.
For Carrie, living authentically means being the same person whether you’re behind closed doors or standing in front of open doors. It means living with integrity. It means accepting struggles as another step in the journey. It means having the courage to love ourselves so we can love others.
Now a minister and life coach, Carrie will share her journey on the next episode of Jennasis Speaks hosted by Jennifer Malcolm.
So Human, So Meaningful
Jennifer Malcolm’s conversational style of interviewing makes each guest seem like a friend having coffee in your living room. But then each story has such power and importance! I appreciate the variety and complexity of the stories and of the amazing women who all make up this great podcast!