Redefining support through candid conversations and safe spaces with Shawanda Randolph
Introduction to Episode Have you had a candid conversation recently? Do you have a safe space to go when you need to have those candid conversations? Shawanda Randolph is the director and founder of DeeCilla Center in Arizona, and she’s found holding space for candid conversations is a key to healing our world. DeeCilla, a small community based nonprofit, offers a sanctuary for people who are building a new life, leaving abuse. Their transitional program teaches participants how to stand and live, giving them the necessary tools to rebuild on solid ground. Podcast Episode Summary During this global pandemic, we know that it’s difficult for people who are suffering from abuse, they don’t have the breaks from the abuse they used to, and they might not have the space to call for help. In some ways, this global pandemic is showing us where we can offer support to the people we care about. Shawanda and I discussed signs of abuse, misconceptions of what abuse is and who it affects, and different ways we can work to build a more healed world. Signs for abuse Jealousy that leads to control Types of control Support for DeeCilla Volunteer Donate - $25/month goes a LONG way! DeeCilla is creating a place of refuge for people all over the country. Arizona is actually a spot where a lot of people move to, so it proves a little easier to blend in and start over in a safe space outside of the potential norms of abusive situations. Quotables “[You are] providing a place for healing for the moment.” “[Ask,] whats the one thing that’s keeping you from reaching your goal?” “Know yourself, be true to yourself before you build relationships with others.” Recommended Resources A One Year Reflection after the death of my sister, Cristi: https://michellelasley.com/2020/09/one-year/ Domestic Violence Awareness Project: https://www.dvawareness.org/about-dv The DeeCilla Comfort Center: https://www.deecillacenter.org For more information about Michelle, Balance Shared, events, and projects, please visit www.michellelasley.com.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/balanceshared/support
038 INTERVIEW: Finding Strength in Healthy Vulnerability with Shawanda Randolph
Born to Be a Badass
An Author, Speaker, and Philanthropist, Shawanda R. Randolph has dedicated her life to helping people live out their God-given purpose. An Alumna of Wilmington University and Fuller Theological Seminary, Shawanda has authored such books as Fresh Manna: Journey To A New Beginning (2018), and is featured in the Best-Selling Book, 20 Beautiful Women, Vol 6 (2018) where she shares her story of overcoming adversity and learning to live "in purpose and on purpose." Her most recent book, Seeing God: Hope For A New Land (2019), explores the barriers we created and must overcome in order to live in community as God designed to create HOPE for the future generations. Retired from the U.S. Air Force, Shawanda currently resides in Arizona, with her son, where she has established DeeCilla Comfort Center to support youth and young adult survivors of sexual and domestic violence, and human trafficking. In this episode, Shawanda and I discuss: Resisting decompartmentalizing experiences in your life so you can use the good and bad to find tools for dealing with challenges. Refusing to let other people’s perception of what you should be feeling get in the way of owning your own process and finding your strength. Embracing and leaning on empowering relationships in your life, and learning how to be vulnerable in a healthy way. How Shawanda’s organization fills in the gap to help women who don’t qualify for a shelter and other unmet needs, and how to find similar resources where you are. Key Takeaways: What happens to you does not define you. You get to decide how to respond and who you want to be. Connect to the connections in your life. Sharing your story can begin to heal you and empower others. There is power in being vulnerable in healthy ways. "The greatest strength comes from being vulnerable and realizing that you can't do it all on your own. Allow yourself to be vulnerable enough to have strong people in your life that will help hold you up and will have your back." — Shawanda Randolph CONNECT WITH SHAWANDA: Website: DeeCilla Comfort Center Facebook: DeeCilla Comfort Center Instagram: instagram.com/deecillacenter Twitter: DeeCilla Comfort Center (@DeecillaC) Book: Fresh Manna: Journey To A New Beginning CONNECT WITH CYNTHIA: If you'd like to chat with Cynthia, sign up for your Personal Safety Preparedness Consultation with her today! Remember to subscribe to "Born to Be A Badass" so that you don't miss a single episode, and join us in the "Born to Be A Badass Collective" group on Facebook. While you're at it, won't you take a moment to write a short review and rate our show? It would be greatly appreciated! If you work in the self-defense world, are a survivor, a healer or otherwise BADASS woman and you would like to be interviewed by Cynthia, reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org To learn more about previous guests, listen to past episodes, and get to know your host, go to Apple Podcasts or here. Connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Linkedin and check out my website
Kirk Taylor - Kirk is an actor who appeared in blockbuster films like "School Daze", "Full Metal Jacket" and "Death Wish 3". Now, Kirk is finding his “second act” as a film performer, appearing in the new musical film “Revival!,” a new rendering of the Gospel According to John. Produced by and starring Harry Lennix (“The Blacklist”), Taylor stars as Cephas (known as Simon Peter), the apostle who denies knowing Jesus, appearing with an all-star cast that includes Chaka Khan, Michelle Williams, and T’Keyah Crystal Keyman. We talk to him about this film and his amazing career.Shawanda Randolph - Shawanda is a self-published author of the book "20 Beautiful Women, Volume 6". This is a new release on Barnes and Noble. She spent 20 years in the US Air Force and since her retirement from the armed services she continues to lead her passion to serving and helping others.
Advance Your Art: From Artist to Creative Entrepreneur
MEET SHAWANDA RANDOLPHShawanda Randolph retired from the United States Air Force after 20 years of service. God would use her keen sense of wisdom, insight, and innate leadership skills, to help guide, direct, and influence those around her, especially those in leadership and potential leadership positions. It was her discipline, worth ethic, and problem-solving skills that led both superiors and fellow associates to depend on her counsel. As, a result, many flourished under her advisement and mentorship. Even then, she understood that it was God who gave her the courage and desire to watch others walk their God-given paths in and outside of the military. Once Shawanda received this revelation, she understood what would be an essential concept to her ministry: Identity. She knew that once people discovered who they were in God, they would be more effective leaders. She learned that people often separated their professional, personal and spiritual lives. However, as God used her life as a model, He showed her that the three were inter-connected. He used everything he called her to be to propel her into the ministry full-time. Shawanda holds an MBA in Health Care Administration from Wilmington University and a Master’s in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. She also holds A.A.S degrees in Healthcare Administration and Human Resources. She is the proud mother of one very special son. At “Fresh Manna” she offers prayers, wisdom, and prophetic instruction on some of the most pressing issues in society today. Fresh Manna’s mission is to not only to nourish the soul of the lost, and replenish those who have accepted Jesus into their hearts but build the next generation of God’s leaders. She has published Fresh Manna: Journey To A New Beginning. Fresh Manna is a devotional that is comprised of practical life lessons and questions that will challenge your way of thinking, encouraging you to begin to view yourself and the world through the eyes of The Creator. It currently available on shawandarandolph.com, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million and other online retailers. Shawanda is most recently featured in the Amazon Best-seller, 20 Beautiful Women, Volume 6, where she shares her story of overcoming and defying the odds of victimization with the principle that “a woman should never be defined by what she has been through. Instead, the challenges we overcome, make us stronger and our stories are meant to encourage and empower others, giving them fuel for the future.” Shawanda resides in Arizona with her son and has started a nonprofit, DeeCilla Comfort Center, with plans to open a center for those victimized by human trafficking, domestic violence, and sexual assault.RESOURCES:https://email@example.com://www.instagram.com/randolph.freshmanna/SUPPORT THE PODCAST! Click on this link and Help support this podcast because I love puppies : ) https://www.patreon.com/advanceyourartThis podcast is brought to you by Audible. I have used Audible for years, and I love audiobooks. Click on the link to get a 30-day free trial, complete with a credit for a free audiobook download Audible.comQUESTION(S) OF THE DAY: What was your favorite quote or lesson from this episode? Please let me know in the comments.This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacy