Broken Open

Broken Open

It’s argued that those who have endured hardship have also experienced wisdom, and that what has broken you can also bless you. The most important question hurt people have to eventually ask is simple, “How can my pain fuel personal evolution and revolution?” We will help you answer that question! Broken Open offers you the opportunity to be a voyeur each week-peeking 

behind the scenes into an individual’s journey to explore what they’ve learned from the most challenging times of their lives. We will explore themes in the form of infidelity, loss, tragedy, financial ruin, illness and more – tackling life’s most difficult obstacles and humbling situations. We dig deep. We experience trauma and pain right alongside of each other. We also emerge with you into triumph. Grow. Thrive. Triumph.

Host Tawanna Nishi will be with you each step of the way, story after story, victory after victory. These are stories not just of survival, but of how we all have the ability to triumph over the very things that were meant to destroy or break us.’

Audio Podcast
Broken Open
Broken Open
Part 1: Parenting a Child With a Chronic Illness
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  • Part 1: Parenting a Child With a Chronic Illness

    Part 1: Parenting a Child With a Chronic Illness

    Mar 26, 2021 • 00:28:41

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

  • 2: Episode 2

    2: Episode 2

    Mar 31, 2021 • 00:31:28

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

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

    Mar 31, 2021 • 00:31:28

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

  • 3: Reinvention and Career Setbacks

    3: Reinvention and Career Setbacks

    Mar 31, 2021 • 00:33:22

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

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

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

    Apr 17, 2021 • 00:35:17

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

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

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

    Apr 17, 2021 • 00:35:28

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

  • 14: Episode 14: Things Aren't What They Always Seem ...

    14: Episode 14: Things Aren't What They Always Seem ...

    Jul 8, 2021 • 00:50:46

    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…

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

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

    Jul 13, 2021 • 01:28:11

    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…

  • 16: Episode 16: Everyday Hero

    16: Episode 16: Everyday Hero

    Jul 21, 2021 • 00:56:51

    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…

  • 17: Episode 17: Leveling Up

    17: Episode 17: Leveling Up

    Aug 11, 2021 • 01:03:45

    In a One Institution Media collaboration, host Tawanna Nishi speaks with SNA Live co-host Ryan Lugo about how to level up when faced with unexpected life circumstances. The two OIM influencers discuss strategies of how to keep moving forward when faced with setbacks by utilizing gratitude, intention, faith, innovation, the…