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The She Said Project Podcast
27 minutes | Jun 18, 2021
Episode 31: Visiting with Karyl Wackerlin of Atlanta, GA, and her story, “Trust Your Journey”
Hosts Kerry Rossow and Jenette Jurczyk connect with Karyl Wackerlin about the origin of the She Said: Soul Journey Mission Trips to Haiti. In her story "Trust Your Journey"— originally shared on the That's What She Said stage in Champaign, Illinois back in 2015—Karyl shares how she overcame challenges in her marriage and learned to choose joy.
27 minutes | Apr 16, 2021
Episode 30: Visiting with Casey Wakefield and her story, “Out of Control” with co-founder Jill Harlan Pyrz
It's a family reunion this week on The She Said Project Podcast! Kerry, Jill and Casey—the original founders of "That's What She Said”—reunite to reflect on the early beginnings of the show and the movement. Casey Wakefield talks about how difficult it was to share her story, "Out of Control," in front of an audience during the first ever live show.
22 minutes | Apr 9, 2021
Episode 29: Visiting with Lija Fisher of Boulder, CO and her story, “How Sasquatch Saved Me”
In her story, "How Sasquatch Saved Me," Lija Fisher of Boulder, CO shares how she found her true calling to become an author of books for young readers. Can the search for a mythical creature change the course of your life? Tune in, with our hosts Kerry and Jenette to find out!
31 minutes | Apr 2, 2021
Episode 28: Visiting with Vicki Clark and her story, ‘Break Down, Break In and Break Through’
Sometimes it takes completely breaking down so you can rebuild your life and use your experiences to empower and inspire others. Our guest, Vicki Clark, learned that lesson the hard way in her deeply moving story, "Break Down, Break In, and Break Through."
24 minutes | Mar 26, 2021
Episode 27: Visiting with Kelly Ryan and her story, “Off To A Rocky Start”
Get ready to laugh with Kelly Ryan as she reveals the details of an awkward first date that changed her life forever. In this week's episode, our hosts Kerry and Jenette ask her about the surprise that caught everyone off guard when she was on stage during the live "That's What She Said" show in February 2020.
31 minutes | Mar 19, 2021
Episode 26: Visiting with Morningstar Angeline and her story, ‘Foundations and Fragments.’
Morningstar Angeline embraces her Native American upbringing and culture in her coming of age story, "Foundations and Fragments." Kerry and Jenette learn how she continues to share her story and her people's stories through filmmaking and performing.
22 minutes | Mar 12, 2021
Episode 25: Visiting with Jen Cochrane and her story, “Better.. Faster.. Stronger..”
Jen Cochrane truly had to overcome her fear of public speaking to share her story on stage in "That's What She Said." She chose to be brave and do it anyway to be an example for her daughters. Jen shares with Kerry and Jenette how taking that step has helped her be "Better... Faster... Stronger."
26 minutes | Mar 5, 2021
Episode 24: Visiting with Michelle Vought and her story, “No More Miss Priss”
Our hosts Kerry and Jenette meet up with Michelle Vought to remember her funny, yet empowering story "No More Miss Priss," shared in one of our virtual She Said Story Sharing Showcases. Quiet and obedient while growing up, Shelly learned to embrace her inner superhero and blossom into Michelle, the self-assured woman who figures out how to do things her way from now on.
27 minutes | Feb 26, 2021
Episode 23: Visiting with Vera Traver and her story, “Make A Wish”
In "Make A Wish," Vera Traver reveals a long and traumatic journey with addiction and loss. Through her recovery, she is reunited with all six of her children, and she is made whole again.
25 minutes | Feb 19, 2021
Episode 22: Visiting with Kelly Hill and her story, “Title IX Gave Me My Wings”
Kelly Hill visits with hosts Jenette and Kerry to talk about her appearance in the 2020 live That's What She Said show in Champaign, IL. In her story, "Title IX Gave Me My Wings," Kelly shares her passion for team sports and coaching as well as the struggles she had to overcome to have both a career and a family.
22 minutes | Feb 11, 2021
Episode 21: Visiting With Lisa Kumagai And Her Story, “You Are Allowed To Be Here.”
In her story, "You Are Allowed to Be Here," Lisa Kumagai from Torrance, CA shares the heart-wrenching story of her husband's suicide and her own journey of healing and forgiveness. From our very first virtual She Said Story Sharing Showcase, she read a letter she wrote to her old self from "before" and we learn how she has coped with her tragedy to become a stronger version of herself.
26 minutes | May 29, 2020
Episode 20: Visiting with Isak Griffiths and her story “Soggy Teddy Bear”
Isak Griffiths chose to share a dark story from her past, a side of her that many in the Champaign-Urbana community do not know. In 'Soggy Teddy Bear,' she reveals some difficult challenges from her past and reminisces with our hosts how powerful the experience of sharing those dark secrets can be to leading a full and happy life.
34 minutes | May 22, 2020
Episode 19: Visiting with Angela Shelton and her story “Use Your Sword”
Angela appeared in the very first That's What She Said, back in 2013 and has been off and running influencing people with her films, her podcast and her mission to teach everyone that they can overcome their own trauma. This hilarious look back to her performance reminds us all that you can "Use Your Sword."
21 minutes | May 15, 2020
Episode 18: Visiting with Klevah Knox and her story “Amongst Queens”
Klevah speaks from the heart about the women of importance in her life and their struggles. She shares her unique "spoken-word" style story and updates our audience on what she has been up to since appearing on the She Said stage back in 2015.
26 minutes | May 8, 2020
Episode 17: Visiting with Genevieve Pilon and her story “Serenity”
Genevieve was part of the very first cast in Bloomington-Normal and shared her story, "Serenity" about her journey to be confident in her life, after a long and painful struggle accepting that she was gay. She shares with Jenette and Kerry how much impact that opportunity had on her personal life after the show and her hopes that her story will bring peace to others who are struggling with self-acceptance.
21 minutes | May 1, 2020
Episode 16: Visiting with Tanisha King-Taylor and her story “Just a Black Girl”
Tanisha King-Taylor is just a powerful speaker. In her story, "Just a Black Girl," she shared with the Champaign-Urbana audience what it was like to grow up on the south side of Chicago and the obstacles she had to overcome to be a symbol of Black Excellence.
24 minutes | Apr 24, 2020
Episode 15: Visiting with Meenu Bhaskar and her story, “When Do I Get To Be Me?”
The moment that Meenu Bhaskar stood on stage with a microphone in the 2019 'That's What She Said,' in Bloomington-Normal, it was clear to the audience how significant it was that a girl raised in India would actually now be allowed to speak her mind and share her story.
32 minutes | Apr 17, 2020
Episode 14: Visiting with Donna Jones and her story “The Elephant in the Room.”
Donna Jones brought down the house at the 2019 production of 'That's What She Said,' when she revealed the secrets she had been holding on to for over 40 years. Grab your tissues, ladies!
23 minutes | Apr 10, 2020
Episode 13: Visiting with Debbie Hensleigh and her story, “Which Old Woman Will I Be?”
Debbie joins hosts Jenette and Kerry in the studio to talk about her mission to get women talking about "Which Old Woman" they want to be in the third third of their lives. We learn what Debbie has been up to since appearing in the 2016 cast of "That's What She Said" in Champaign-Urbana.
30 minutes | Apr 3, 2020
Episode 12: Visiting with Lana Branch and her story “#sorrymomanddad”
Kerry and Jenette visit with Lana Branch and her story, titled #sorrymomanddad, about her unconventional journey to become a mom and how she is now realizing it's time for payback.
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