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The Culture of Belonging

Born On 3rd

Release Date: 03/28/2022

Know Your Worth with Monique Kelley show art Know Your Worth with Monique Kelley

Born On 3rd

How would you feel if someone discriminated in public and no one came to your rescue? Would you have the courage to stand up for yourself? In this episode of Born on 3rd podcast, I have the privilege of hosting the amazing Monique Kelley. She recently became an associate professor at Boston University's College of Communication. She's the faculty advisor for the university's award-winning Public Relations Student Society of America chapter. She's also an entrepreneur, the founder of Monique Kelley Consulting, and a founding member of the Women's executive organization called chief. Monique...

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A Mother Knows with Coleen Galvin Yaroshenko show art A Mother Knows with Coleen Galvin Yaroshenko

Born On 3rd

Welcome back to another installment of Born On Third, this week on the show I welcome Coleen Galvin Yaroshenko to discuss her journey from growing up in the dugout to winning the whole game. Coleen was raised by two abusive parents with mental deficiencies and addiction. Though her childhood was rough, the lessons learned from that experience were even greater. She used her life-tools to raise two happy children, one of which is transgender. Coleen is a true example of resilience, grit, and wisdom.   Key Takeaways: Coming to terms of an abusive/hard past is the first step to moving...

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Support Art with Matt Driscoll show art Support Art with Matt Driscoll

Born On 3rd

In this episode of Born on 3rd, I welcome Matt Driscoll, an award-winning tattoo artist, entrepreneur, and Co-Owner of 9th Realm Tattoo and Art Gallery in Salem, MA. Listen in as Matt and I talk about how he’s bringing light into the world through the art of tattooing along with his candid thoughts on how society views people with tattoos. We discuss how Matt’s upbringing in Southern California has impacted his art, why he moved out to the East Coast, and how the culture differs from SoCal culture. He speaks on why he got into art and his path to becoming a tattoo artist and shop owner....

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Value Kindness with Kaitlin Johnstone show art Value Kindness with Kaitlin Johnstone

Born On 3rd

Welcome back to another installment of Born On Third, this week on the show I am joined by Co-founder of Kind Cotton - Kaitlin Johnstone. During her days as an educator Kaitlin noticed a lot of underrepresentation in the books she was teaching. The demographic in her classroom did not reflect the characters in the books being used, so together with her husband she sought to change that. Fast forward to 2022 Kind Cotton has donated over 52,000 books with their goal only growing and their reach expanding! Key Takeaways: Even in school districts with a high demographic of black and Hispanic...

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Parenthood with Lonnie Brewer show art Parenthood with Lonnie Brewer

Born On 3rd

Welcome back to another episode of Born on Third, today on the show I am joined by Lonnie Brewer to discuss his experience growing up on first base and parenting. Lonnie is an H.R. consultant, a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Consultant, and has his own podcast underway titled On Becoming Bulletproof. Growing up with three sisters and a mother who continually worked at least two jobs, Lonnie felt the responsibility to be the man of the house, even at five years old. He shares the stark transition from living in a dangerous area with no racism to a safer white neighborhood with overt racism....

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We Are All One Family with David Docusen show art We Are All One Family with David Docusen

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Welcome back to another installment of Born on Third, this week on the show I welcome Pastor, serial non-profit entrepreneur, and author of the book Neighborliness: Love Like Jesus. Cross Dividing Lines. Transform Your Community, David Docusen. In this episode, David speaks on the hypocrisy we see in religious texts and how it addresses contemporary issues like economic divide, race, and sexual orientation. As a person who experienced living on both 3rd and 1st base, David points out the biases we are conditioned to believe and practice, even if it's subconscious. Learning through...

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Privilege is an Opportunity with Jared Karol show art Privilege is an Opportunity with Jared Karol

Born On 3rd

Welcome back to another episode of Born on Third. On this episode we are joined by author of the book , Jared Karol. Jared has been a champion for diversity as showcased through his works at Translator, Inc. as a D.E.I consultant and public speaker. In this episode, Jared flips the connotation of privilege from a meaning of accusation to an opportunity for collaboration in dismantling oppressive systems and people. With over 20 years of expertise under his belt, Jared has been able to introduce humanity to the conversation of racism. His work has flipped the script to sway white folks into...

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Reflections on Gun Violence with Lonnie Brewer show art Reflections on Gun Violence with Lonnie Brewer

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Lonnie and I recorded this podcast on Tuesday, one week after the mass shooting at the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. We both felt it was important to share the conversation that we were having privately with others. In the time it took to edit this episode, 33 mass shootings have happened in the US. This has to stop. Something must change. We hope that our conversation will help others begin or continue their own discussions around ending gun violence.    

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Reflections on the Buffalo Shooting with Lonnie Brewer show art Reflections on the Buffalo Shooting with Lonnie Brewer

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Lonnie and I recorded this podcast on Saturday, one week after the domestic terrorist attack at the Tops grocery store in Buffalo. We both felt it was important to share the conversation that we were having privately with others. In the time it took to edit this episode, another attack happened at an elementary school in Texas. This has to stop. Something must change. We hope that our conversation will help others begin or continue their own discussions around ending domestic terrorism.

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Beauty as a Currency with Maggie Campbell show art Beauty as a Currency with Maggie Campbell

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Welcome back to another episode of Born On Third. This week on the show we welcome Maggie Campbell; a leader in the spirit industry, an expert in rum distilling, and an advocate for women. In this episode, Maggie addresses the pushback she has experienced as a woman in the distillery industry.  She acknowledges the role pretty privileged played in advancing her career while also juxtaposing the declining effect it has as accepted conventional beauty standards begin to fade. All things considered, Maggie’s championing for women’s progress in the spirit industry has materialized at...

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Dr. Lewis is a nationally recognized diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging leader, an entrepeneur and a published author. His book, Sweet Potato or Pumkin Pie is available on Amazon. He is also the host of the Beyond Color Blind podcast. Please check out his website www.wtlewis.com