Ryan Kent is a published poet, writer and former vocalist for the band Gritter. His poetry collections include “Hit Me When I’m Pretty”, “This Is Why I Am Insane” and “Poems For Dead People” and “Tomorrow Ruined Today” – a collaboration with his Dead Books Publishing co-owner Brett Lloyd. Gritter releases on which he is lead vocalist include “Welcome To The Sinkhole”, “Nobody Cares” and a self-titled EP when they were known as “Rube”. He’s currently working on several projects performing spoken word readings of his work with musical accompaniment.
Ryan Kent on Instagram
Gritter on Bandcamp
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Soles4Souls turns unwanted shoes and clothing into opportunity, by keeping them from going to waste and putting them to good use – providing relief, creating jobs and empowering people to break the cycle of poverty. Stephanie Hathaway is Operations Director in the Richmond, Va location of Soles4Souls.
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Tom Leahy started the Beacon Tree Foundation as a result of his own family’s challenges presented by mental illness in the form of clinical depression. Beacon Tree’s mission is to be an advocate for families who have children struggling with mental illness by focusing on education, access to services, and the ability to pay for those services.
The 9th Annual Trees of Hope event is Beacon Tree Foundation’s annual children’s mental health awareness event, and the foundation’s major awareness event each year. This program of youth musical performances and reflections on the issue of mental illness, will be held virtually on Thursday, May 6th, 2021, 6:30 pm via FaceBook Live.
The program will feature local youth musicians and a variety of speakers, bringing together young people, professionals and parents of children struggling with mental illness. Designed to nurture support, marshal resources and provide fellowship, partner organizations and supporting members of the community are encouraged to attend.
Shannon Ross is the president of The Community, which he started as a personal development newsletter to provide information to the incarcerated community in 2014 while serving a seventeen year prison sentence in Wisconsin. He was released in September, when he began (the first day out) a graduate degree program at UW-Milwaukee for which he had been offered a scholarship. He is also a community fellow for a new partnership between UWM, Marquette, and the Milwaukee School of Engineering to facilitate collaboration among and access to all of the anti-mass incarceration efforts and resources in Wisconsin.
Ramiah Whiteside was also incarcerated for over 2 decades. Now free, he has dedicated himself to raising awareness about the cause of anti-mass incarceration and promoting personal development and education among the incarcerated and the formerly incarcerated.
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Joel Morgan has been a guest on my Good Eye Podcast. So when he asked me to join him for a conversation on his Dropping Keys podcast I jumped at the chance. Joel is a life coach, an author, a pastor, and podcaster, and he, like many of us (ALL of us), has been through his share of challenges.
Joel makes sense for a living. He might fight you on that because that’s the kind of guy he is. But every conversation with Joel is thoughtful, insightful, honest and fun.
Learn more about Joel here.
His podcast is available everywhere.