Series: Broken Open

16: Episode 16: Everyday Hero

Host Tawanna Nishi speaks with educator, property owner, activist, advocate, and mentor Shereena Lewis about growing up on the West side of Chicago during the 80’s and 90’s, and what propelled her to devote her life to giving back. They discuss racism, segregation in the city of Chicago and its ramifications, the importance of representation, what was behind her active decision never to code switch, and her unwavering dedication to living her life unfiltered.

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15: Broken Open Season 1, Episode 15: Challenges, Choices, and Change

It is the general rule that without challenge, change doesn’t come. Host Tawanna Nishi has a candid conversation with Phillip Wilson as he dictates his experience of having his family structure change due to illness and loss at a pivotal stage in his life, just as he was on the precipice of making big life decisions. When your foundational structure changes, do you crumble or do you pivot? How do you cope when the individuals that you turn to are no longer available to you? Tune in to see how loss affected the formative years of Phillip’s life.

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14: Episode 14: Things Aren’t What They Always Seem …

Host Tawanna Nishi speaks with Special Olympic Gold Medalist Ashton Smith as she recounts her experience of bouts of homelessness and food insecurity while competing in the Special Olympics over a 20 year period. Ashton shares how her disability caused her to be bullied and marginalized, what keeps her going through it all, and what she hopes to give back to those in similar situations.”

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5: Episode 5, Part 2: When it All Falls Down

Genesis of the Comeback; Eliminating a Broke Mindset with Luck Desravines

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4: Episode 4: Part 1: When it All Falls Down

What Goes UP Must Come Down; Down the Rabbit Hole with Luck Desravines. 

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3: Reinvention and Career Setbacks

A sit down with entrepreneur Dr. Keenan J. Davis.

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2: Episode 2

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2: Part 2: Parenting a Child with a Chronic Illness

A sit-down interview with super parent, Tsedal Wiafe-Ababio.

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Part 1: Parenting a Child With a Chronic Illness

A sit-down interview with super parent, Tsedal Wiafe-Ababio.

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