T.H.E. Celebration

Waiting on the Bus with Dennis Amadeus

Dennis Amadeus is a writer, educator, performance artist and community organizer. With his passion to teach and inspire young people, Dennis has travelled across the nation performing and conducting art-based workshops.

Led by his activism, Dennis has also organized community fundraisers and book drives to support many causes, including  sending 1000 Books to Swaziland, Africa to build a community library.

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In this episode we talked about about feminism, activism and growth, and Dennis told the story of how he connected with his purpose and Faith. Dennis also performed two new poems and the title track from his new poetry album ‘Waiting on the Bus’ - which is out now.

Listen with faith and purpose to Dennis’ latest feature performance in THE Celebration.

You can also follow Dennis through his site, and  on Instagram and Facebook.

Dennis Amadeus will be our feature on this week's edition of the Live and Online: Expression Session.  Register below! 

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Fashion, Creativity and Trans Representation with Cielo Oscuro

Cielo Oscuro aka Kiki from Kiki and the Mxfits is a non binary trans femme based in South Central Los Angeles.

Cielo’s focus on style means that she’s been able to shine a spotlight on QTPOC from different social and economic backgrounds, and created a more inclusive space in mainstream fashion.

Cielo’s short film about being Trans in High School - Kiki and the Mxfits - went viral, and re-ignited some much needed conversations about making High School safe for Trans youth.

In this week’s episode, we talk about her own experiences as a Latinx Trans youth, fashion, creativity, representation and the importance of QTPOC being visible in society.

You can follow Cielo on Instagram and also help with their transition here too. 

Check it out!

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Know Thyself with Yogini Koi Core

Koi Core is a Woman of Color and a dedicated Yogini, who absolutely believes that representation in Yoga matters

In this week’s episode we have a deep and spiritual conversation about yoga, connectivity, community, misconceptions and being your better self.

Settle into a comfortable position of strength as you enjoy this week’s episode of THE Celebration.

You can follow Koi Core on Instagram

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You are Worthy: Nonprofit Founder Brittany Chung

In this week’s episode I interview Brittany Chung, the CEO and Founder of the nonprofit Elevation Society. Elevation Society works to unite humans to solve issues like bullying, depression and suicide, through showing every individual their life is worth living.

During my interview with Brittany I learned that suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for young people between the ages 15-24.  I always knew that talking about bullying and suicide was important, but this really emphasized for me the urgency of this conversation. Elevation Society has also helped  girls who were saved from sex trafficking, elderly, homeless, children in hospitals, domestic violence victims, orphans, children and adults with special needs, and so many more.

Dive into this important and inspiring conversation with Brittany Chung, for another formidable episode.

You can follow Brittany on the Elevation Society website and on Instagram

 

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Syrian American Poet Dania Alkhouli

In this week’s episode I interview Syrian American author and poet Dania Alkhouli. Dania is also the feature for this Sunday’s Live and Online Expression Session.

Dania’s second book “Oceans and Flames” was published last year and paints moving images of being a survivor of Domestic Abuse.  Dania tapped into her resilience and overcame the violence, and now she speaks out on the significance of empowering women and men to break the cycle.

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Dania shares 3 powerful poems from her book and talks about the Non Profit  and traveling exhibition she founded with her mother - ‘A Country Called Syria’. The non profit showcases the history and rich culture of her country, and helps local communities connect with its rich heritage and resilient people.

You can follow Dania on Instagram and Facebook.

 

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Dania Alkhouli will be our feature on this week's edition of the Live and Online: Expression Session.  Register below! 

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Sex, God, & Soul Medicine With Nikka Karli

In this week’s episode I interview Nikka Karli - Soul Medicine Woman, Oracle of Truth and Freedom Catalyst.

Nikka has over 20 years of experience in yoga, fitness, creativity and leadership. She helps women on the precipice of greatness become exquisitely untamed, awaken their sensuality, and manifest their soul’s desires. That’s why she is the go-to mentor for those who are ready to set the world on fire through the unapologetic expression of their soul.

Nikka brought that same fire to our session - we talked about sex, God, Soul Medicine, dropping into your body and tapping into your art and expression.

Refresh your spirit with this transformational interview.

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Social Media Maven and Speaker Elle Barnett

On this week’s episode I interview Elle Barnett - Speaker, Creative Media Expert and founder of Elle Train Media. 

Elle is known for successful campaigning and producing awesome projects for developing businesses.  As a social media expert, Elle shares lots of great free tips on media management and optimizing social needs such as things to watch for on Instagram, how to grow your audience, and become an All Star member on LinkedIn.

We also had the chance to dig even deeper, and discussed how to make real connections and build relationships in the in person social space too.

Indulge yourself in an open, honest and vulnerable interview.

Follow her on Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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Faith, Activism, and Inspiration With Emelda De Coteau

On this week’s episode, I Interview Emelda De Coteau, founder and CEO of Pray With Our Feet (Formerly Live In Color).  Emelda’s focus is on empowering women in three core areas: faith, activism and inspiration.

I've had the honor of getting to know Emelda over these past months and I have to say, she is one of the most authentic and inspiring people I’ve met in 2018.  I am very excited to share this deep conversation we had together. 

Emelda spoke on the intersections of faith and activism, the importance of creating affirming spaces for Women of Color, and she offered insights into being a CEO. 

And that is just the start of what we covered. I know you will love this episode my friends! Enjoy!

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Celebrating Our 2 Year Anniversary With the Heard Em Say Slam Team

On this week’s episode, I celebrate the 2 Year Anniversary of the Live and Online: Expression Session.  What better way to mark this  milestone than to bring back my first poetry guest, Walter “Wally B.” Jennings. 

To make this even more epic, Wally brought the 2018 Heard Em Say Poetry Slam Team to join us.  The interview I share with Wally and the Heard Em Say Team is powerful, relevant, and necessary. 

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We spoke on how poetry transforms, the power of youth voice, and the team shared with us 3 poems - including one team piece!

You are going to really appreciate this one my friends!  Enjoy!  

Please be sure to check out and support Heard em Say's Fundraiser. 

Social media links:

Kianna - @eelarahs

Miracle - @mir.mai

Genesis - @blacccthebrat

Gabby - @gabby.roofe

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Heard em Say will be the features for this month's 2 Year Anniversary edition of the Live and Online: Expression Session.  Register below! 

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Courageous Celebration With Adaora and I

EID Mubarak my friends!  Today marks the end of the sacred month of Ramadan.  As millions of people around the world celebrate this special day, I’d like to invite you to consider: 

“What are you courageously celebrating in your life?"

This week’s episode is a relaxed and intimate conversation between Adaora and I on that very subject.  Through our poetry, thoughts, and reflections we explore what courageous celebration looks like in our lives.

This is part writing workshop and part heart to heart discussion.  I know you will love this unique and inspiring episode.  

Enjoy!  

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