Living Your Journey with Christopher Swan
About This Show
Living Your Journey with Christopher Swan is a weekly podcast that explores how people are following their passions, purpose and living a life they love. Interviews are typically centered around careers, making a social impact, and passionate side gigs. Our host talks to people from all walks of life, with different backgrounds, across various regions and industries. These are real conversations with real people - intimate, friendly and thought provoking. Our goal is to connect you with the people and stories that inspire you to love your life, help you realize your passions, and energize you to be more intentional and happy.
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Wade Davis — Advocating for Equality and Compassion
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This week’s guest is Wade Davis, a former NFL player that is now helping to educate the world about gender, race, and orientation equality. He’s launched various campaigns and partnered with organizations like the Ms. Foundation, Ebony magazine, the NFL, and Huffington Post Women, to share his messages. He’s also very much focused on highlighting issues that directly impact women and girls. Wade and Christopher talk about the why and the how behind his journey, and the impact he’s hoping to make. Journey is the perfect word here, as Wade went from playing for the NFL, to coming out publicly as a gay man, to advocating for the LGBTQ community, to broadening his influence to gender and race equality. Wade shares terrific personal stories, and a deeper look into his purpose to help others. I really resonate with Wade’s efforts, as the topics he’s challenging are also important to me. Knowing that equality is top-of-mind for so many of us, I think you’ll enjoy this conversation — and you’ll even hear some advice about pursuing your own truth. Key Takeaways: [:01] Christopher recently launched the Awesome Finds newsletter. Each week he’ll spotlight creative people and projects, meaningful stories and new ideas — with the goal of sparking our imaginations. It’s about sharing creativity and ideas that spread joy and happiness. Sign up and find out more at awesomefinds.info. [1:48] Christopher introduces his guest, Wade Davis. [3:04] What inspired Wade to become a voice for equality? [6:53] How do gender, race, and orientation equality intersect, and why they are important to Wade. [10:12] Are people starting to bridge the gap, and understanding Wade’s narrative? [13:23] How Wade’s feelings about social injustice were awakened through life experiences. [16:18] What prompted Wade to come out publicly when he did? [21:17] Wade describes his work with You Can Play, and how he started a meaningful conversation with LGBTQ youth athletes. [25:17] How Wade has learned how to be an activist, and how to have compassion for those that do not have the same views. [27:01] How did Wade’s TEDx ta