EDUCATE TO LIBERATE

It's said that once you become aware of an issue, you become involved. This is the story of teacher and activist, Sofia Gonzalez. She shares her story on how the loss of her high school students to gun violence birth in her an organization called Project 214. 

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THE COURAGE TO DO WHAT YOU LOVE

Passion is a wonderful thing to come across and courage is refreshing to witness. I had the pleasure of chatting with Chicago artist and creator, Liz Flores who exhibits both these admirable traits in the way she's chosen to live her life. Liz is not only a gifted artist, but an inspiring human. She left what many would consider a safe place for the sake of her passion and art. Listen to Liz share her journey from all that seemed safe to a life of passion, adventure and freedom! 

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PAINTING THE WORLD THAT WE SEE

Recently, I was contacted by Artist and creator, Tyrone Webb, wanting to share some of his artistic and life story. I was moved that Tyrone would want to share such a delicate piece of his story with weourstory, and my audience. Tyrone is an artist with a unique approach to painting. Tyrone relies solely on spray paint to create beautiful art pieces.

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CREATE SOMETHING THAT'S NEVER BEEN MADE

I was fortunate enough to have a talk on creativity with Benjamin Nelson and hear all the insight he had on what it means to be an artist creator and believer. Benjamin shares how his faith influences his art, and how he creates a space for other artist to express their faith through creativity. Listen to his full talk as I believe you'll walk away feeling inspired!

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ARTISTRY: REFLECTING OUR HEARTS BACK TO US

I recently had the pleasure of connecting with Catalina Bellizzi-Itiola. I've always admired her work, and the heart which fuels her craft. She's an artist that has great insight on the world and creates from deep conviction and resolve. Here is some of her insights and a bit of her story!

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LEARNING TO MAKE BETTER MISTAKES

I recently had the pleasure of reconnecting with my good friend, Alex Chaparro. I've always admired Alex's heart for creativity and his passion to live life as an artist. He's a man of faith, a person who isn't scared to take risks and just someone with great insight to life. He was gracious enough to answer some questions an creativity and his journeys. Check out what he had to say!

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CREATED TO CREATE

We've all been created to create. Creativity isn't a gift given to just a few but a calling offered to all. Freddy Bustamante has begun a journey that's helping everyday people exercise their creativity and begin to make things. 

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FASHION WITH A CAUSE

Hear how young entrepreneur, Louie Miranda is trying to make a difference in the world by creating a brand that can house the homeless, and maybe even decrease its numbers. He's a man with great vision fueled by an even greater cause.

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The Power of Imagination

Every so often, we are fortunate enough to meet people who've discovered happiness to be within them rather than outside of them. I had the privilege of having a conversation with Krissy Prinker. I met her in a parking lot as she was loading the few things she owned onto a cart. She was kind enough to share some words into the camera and I was fortunate enough to capture them.

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Gentle Strength

Migrating from El Salvador along with her husband in 1975, Blanca had her hearts set on serving the people and church they would be pastoring in Chicago. After 22 years of pastoral ministry, everything changed for her however. If you've ever experienced the pain of change, loss and confusion, be through Blanca's story.

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