The You Matter! podcast was developed in 2019 by the Department of Campus Safety to inform the NYU community about resources that are available to victims, both on and off campus, and to give first-hand experiences of both victims and those in the community who assist them. To contact the You Matter! team, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call Campus Safety's Victims Services Unit at 212.998.2222.
Episode 82: Brandy Ledford, Drug and Alcohol Addiction and Recovery
Brandy is an actress, dancer and former model. Clean & sober since 2012, Brandy speaks candidly and regularly about her addiction to drugs & alcohol and her recovery from trauma. A prominent member of the community, Brandy is on several Boards including the Red Songbird Foundation and is involved in numerous fundraising events for various causes.
Episode 81: Demi Leigh Tebow, Attempted Kidnapping Survivor and Former Miss Universe
Former Miss South Africa and Miss Universe Demi Leigh Tebow is now on a mission to help women feel mentally and physically prepared for anything through her Unbreakable campaign, a self-defense program inspired by her own experience as an attempted carjacking and kidnapping survivor in June 2017. Demi shares her story of healing and recovery and how she shares her story to help others.
Episode 80: AJ Lambert, Frank Sinatra's Granddaughter, Recovering Alcohol Addicted Person
The granddaughter of Frank Sinatra and recovering alcohol addicted person, AJ Lambert speaks with Karen about her journey.
Episode 79: Noel Capuano and John "Jack" O'Donnell, Forensic Accounting
Noel Capuano, CPA and Principal in the accounting firm of Friedman LLP, and John O’Donnell, Partner in Forensic Litigation Valuation Services at Friedman LLP speak with Karen about forensic accounting as it pertains to divorce. The purpose of this conversation is to be constructive and educational; to help listeners going through a divorce or headed in that direction understand the role that forensic accountants could play in the process.
Episode 78: Eric Hipple, Depression Awareness
Eric Hipple is a former National Football League (NFL) quarterback whose ten-year career was spent with the Detroit Lions. In 2000, Eric’s then 15-year-old son Jeff died by suicide; since that time, Eric has devoted his life to building awareness and breaking down the stigma surrounding depressive illnesses. He is the author of “Real Men Do Cry,” which received a publisher Presidential Award.
Karen Chandler Pryor - Ted Bundy Survivor
Karen Chandler Pryor was a student at Florida State University and a member of the Chi Omega Sorority, living in the sorority house in 1978, when serial killer Ted Bundy broke into the house, murdered two of Karen’s sorority sisters, and attempted to kill Karen and her roommate Kathy. Karen and Kathy survived Bundy’s brutal attack.
She should have her own show; excellent interviewer!
This is such a powerful podcast that anyone can listen to and learn from! I cannot recommend this podcast enough to my family and friends!!! Yay!
I am so interested in the topics that You Matter produces particularly in a time of such chaos in this country. I feel hopeful that the discussions highlighting issues relating to psychosocial matters impacting our children, families and our communities are occurring. NYU has done a fabulous job enlightening me to the depth of education, resources and policies in place to protect and serve our communities- and how much need there is for continued protection of the abused and at risk populations. Kudos to Karen Ortman and her team for enlightening viewers!