Episode 10: The Poetry of Murder

February 3, 2017

We talk a lot about mental health and fighting your inner demons. But what happens when those demons take over? It's a sad conversation, but one that we need to have. That's why this episode takes a look at serial killers.

But there's a twist. Instead of looking at their actions, we look at their poetry. We delve into their minds and try to understand more about what made them that way. And we try to understand if there's anything we can do to prevent more murders from happening. 

Check out some of our advocacy-wear clothing products here, or read more about similar issues on our blog.

Host and Producer: Karla Stephens-Tolstoy

Co-Producer: Danielle Gallagher

Editor: Cesar Del Castillo

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Episode 9: Overcoming The Struggles Of The Foster Care System

January 25, 2017

Jenny Maher has been through a lot. Growing up with a mentally ill mother, she was in and out of the foster system. Jenny experienced some bad things in her childhood, but she managed to overcome them. Today, she is a inspiration to anyone facing challenges in life. She's the author of Never Give Up, a book that goes into even more of the obstacles she's faced in life. 

In this episode, we talk about the issues in the foster care system and take a look at some of the mental affects it can have on a person. Listen to Jenny''s story and learn more abut what happens to children in the system. 

Check out some of our advocacy-wear clothing products here, or read more about Jenny on our blog.

Host and Producer: Karla Stephens-Tolstoy

Co-Producer: Danielle Gallagher

Editor: Joel North at East Coast Radio Creative

Guests: Jenny Maher and David Pumo

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Episode 8: The War Against Human Trafficking

January 19, 2017

The last episode in our human trafficking series, this episode is all about how to be a warrior fighting against human trafficking. We interview Jenn Amo, an ambassador for Women At Risk International. The organization is dedicated to fighting modern day slavery. Jenn spends her time fighting for victims of trafficking and spreading awareness about the issue.

You can check out Jenn's guest blog post here or check out some of our advocacy-wear clothing products here.

Host and Producer: Karla Stephens-Tolstoy

Co-Producer: Danielle Gallagher

Editor: Cesar Del Castillo

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Episode 7: The Story Behind StandUp SpeakUp

January 15, 2017

Ever wondered who was the voice behind our podcast? Or why we do what we do? Tune in to find out all about who we are, what we do, and why we do it. Learn what we have planned for the future and hear about some of the advocacy topics that we care about. 

Check out some of our advocacy-wear clothing products here, or read more about human trafficking and other social issues on our blog.

Host and Producer: Karla Stephens-Tolstoy

Co-Producer: Danielle Gallagher

Editor: Joel North

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Episode 6: Paying For Sex- A Look At The Johns Behind Prostitution

January 7, 2017

Who pays for sex? Why do they pay for sex? Often, without even knowing it, Johns are supporting sex trafficking operations. In this episode, which is part of our human trafficking awareness series, we examine prostitution from John's point of view. 

Check out some of our advocacy-wear clothing products here, or read more about human trafficking and other social issues on our blog.

Host and Producer: Karla Stephens-Tolstoy

Co-Producer: Danielle Gallagher

Editor: Cesar Del Castillo

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Episode 5: The Life of A Pimp

December 30, 2016

Part of our human trafficking series, this episode delves into the mind of a pimp. How does he think? How does he control the victims of sex trafficking? Listen for some answers. Understanding modern day slavery is the first step towards ending it. 

Check out some of our advocacy-wear clothing products here, or read more about human trafficking and other social issues on our blog.

Host and Producer: Karla Stephens-Tolstoy

Co-Producer: Danielle Gallagher

Editor: Cesar Del Castillo

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Episode 4: A Victim’s Perspective- The Horrors of Human Trafficking

December 29, 2016

Human trafficking is a hard conversation to have, but it needs to be spoken about. This episode is part of our human trafficking series, a series designed to spread awareness about the prevalence of modern day slavery. We look at human trafficking from a victim's point of view. Learn who can be a victim of sex trafficking and how it happens.  

To speak up about human trafficking, check out some of our products at Wearable Therapy. Or, learn more about it by reading our blog.

Host and Producer: Karla Stephens-Tolstoy

Co-Producer: Danielle Gallagher

Editor: Cesar Del Castillo

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Episode 3: The Long Reach of Human Trafficking

December 21, 2016

Human Trafficking is an issue that affects the world; it affects every country. And yet, human trafficking in the United States is a problem that isn't often discussed. We're getting that conversation started with this episode. Learn human trafficking statistics and how you can speak up against this atrocity.

This episode was brought to you by Wearable Therapy by Tokii. Speak up against human trafficking with something from our Against Abuse collection. If you're a visual learner, check out our human trafficking video.

Host and Producer: Karla Stephens-Tolstoy

Co-Producer: Danielle Gallagher

Editor: Cesar Del Castillo

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Episode 2: Changing The World In Sixty Seconds

December 13, 2016

Do you stop and smell the roses? Or do you get caught up in the craziness of life and ignore the world around you? Nora Jaccaud notices all of the people around her and realizes that they all have a story to tell. That's why her project Human Postcards was created- to share the stories of everyday people. In 60 second shorts, inspirational stories are captured and shared. Find out more about Nora's project and how it's changing the way people look at the world.

Check out our sponsor at Wearable Therapy by Tokii

Host and Producer: Karla Stephens-Tolstoy

Co-Producer: Danielle Gallagher

Editor: Cesar Del Castillo

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Episode 1: Prom Queens Can Have Bipolar, Too

December 2, 2016

In this episode, we speak with Hannah Blum about overcoming mental illness. The model-esque Hannah reveals some startling facts about her life before treatment and candidly speaks about the ongoing difficulty in maintaining her mental health. Find out just how challenging her journey was.

You can also check out her guest blog post about her experience here: http://www.standupspeakuptokii.com/a-journey-through-bipolar/. Check out our sponsor at Wearable Therapy by Tokii

Host and Producer: Karla Stephens-Tolstoy

Co-Producer: Danielle Gallagher

Editor: Cesar Del Castillo

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