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The Freedom Sisters Podcast

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Sisters-in-service talk about the journey of life and faith, from hardships to victories and everything in between.

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Sisters-in-service talk about the journey of life and faith, from hardships to victories and everything in between.

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New faith in humanity & human potential- YOU WON’T BE DISAPPOINTED!

By zhcrb - Apr 24 2020
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This pod cast is entertaining, educational and most of all inspiring! I have laughed out loud, cried and even found myself nodding my head, YES! ... Thank god someone is addressing the pay gap, epigenetics, positive manifestation, fitness, health, motherhood, inequalities- and all the journeys in-between. And educating all the while about veterans who have given all of themselves. I could go on.... It has opened my heart in ways I didn’t know needed opening and has really given me a window into what being a woman veteran looks like. She looks like you and me, she looks like your next-door neighbor, your mother, your teacher, she even looks like famous actress’s and start up entrepreneurs. Give this a listen & you won’t be disappointed- you will find a new faith in humanity and human potential. #LOVE . Thank you Keri please keep it coming, we’re listening!

So many cool stories

By fantastic journalism - Apr 09 2020
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Love, love, love this!! So many cool women and amazing stories!! Keep them coming!!

iTunes Ratings

9 Ratings
Average Ratings
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New faith in humanity & human potential- YOU WON’T BE DISAPPOINTED!

By zhcrb - Apr 24 2020
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This pod cast is entertaining, educational and most of all inspiring! I have laughed out loud, cried and even found myself nodding my head, YES! ... Thank god someone is addressing the pay gap, epigenetics, positive manifestation, fitness, health, motherhood, inequalities- and all the journeys in-between. And educating all the while about veterans who have given all of themselves. I could go on.... It has opened my heart in ways I didn’t know needed opening and has really given me a window into what being a woman veteran looks like. She looks like you and me, she looks like your next-door neighbor, your mother, your teacher, she even looks like famous actress’s and start up entrepreneurs. Give this a listen & you won’t be disappointed- you will find a new faith in humanity and human potential. #LOVE . Thank you Keri please keep it coming, we’re listening!

So many cool stories

By fantastic journalism - Apr 09 2020
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Love, love, love this!! So many cool women and amazing stories!! Keep them coming!!
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The Freedom Sisters Podcast

Latest release on Aug 03, 2020

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Sisters-in-service talk about the journey of life and faith, from hardships to victories and everything in between.

Rank #1: Szu-Moy Toves

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Have you ever wanted more and look to diversify your life so you can make a greater impact? Then listen in to our chat today with Szu-Moy Toves, she diversified her business portfolio, diversified her volunteer scope, and diversified her life in many other areas as well. She is a retired Air Force Sister Veteran, a mom to a Veteran and a wife to a Veteran. She has been on-screen and off-screen in the world of communications and continues today to make a difference for women in the communications field When it comes to faith, Szu-Moy has an incredible story and a long-standing tradition to continue to lean into her faith as she navigates the world around her in an honest and authentic way. I hope today you say Yes to something that you have been desiring for some time and step out of your normal comfort zone, to learn how to diversify your own life. Connect with Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, Alamo Chapter here. Connect with Szu-Moy on LinkedIn.Learn more about her volunteer organizations:Girls on the RunHomes for Our TroopsActs Ministry

Apr 13 2020

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Rank #2: Women Warriors - Living Legacy: Jennifer Marshall

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We wrap up the women warrior series with this incredible guest.  Jennifer Marshal is not your average actress in Hollywood, no way, she is a mother, wife, veteran, private investigator and champion of kindness.  I had such a joy chatting with her.  She is down-to-earth, authentic and as sweet, but spicy as they come!   My very favorite part is when she addresses my daughter directly about Stranger Things and then to be even more amazing, she is a voice in the dark for veterans who have suffered from military sexual trauma.Email Jennifer if you need her to help tell your story email her at jennifer@jennifermarshall.com - she will reply! http://www.jennifermarshall.com/Need a PI?  Look no further, if you are in California.....https://www.deepsourceinvestigations.com/Like her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ActressJenniferMarshall/and don't forget to Catch up on Stranger Things on Netflix or watch her latest show The CW's Mysteries Decoded.  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10207668/

Mar 30 2020

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Rank #3: Adrienne Spadaveccia

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Have you ever served with a toxic leader? This week, Kerri and her guest talk about work cultures, toxic leadership and overcoming the odds. Our guest, Adrienne Spadavecchia was the first female Apache pilot in the Missouri Army National Guard and continues to lead the way both in the Army and for Women Veterans.

Dec 23 2019

1hr 1min

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Rank #4: Claire Dieterich

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Week 2 of the 4-part "whole woman" series. We salivate over Claire's amazing food recipes (go look at her website, you will not be disappointed). Her chat about food, fitness, West Point and all THE things is delicious and wise. Let me introduce, my Friend, sister and food-blogger, truly an episode that will inspire.

Jan 13 2020

51mins

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Rank #5: Women Warriors - Living Legacy: Ann Potter

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Women Warriors - Living Legacy Series Episode 3. Today we get the pleasure of hearing from Ann Potter, a First Lieutenant, who served in the US Army Nurses Corp. during Vietnam. Her story is rather awesome, her time caring for the nation's wounded and their dependents is so fascinating. She continued to serve in the medical profession alongside her husband as a nurse practitioner in North Carolina. In her free time she tends to llamas, alpacas and goats. She has a deep love for her rural patients, the need for quality healthcare for all Americans and the mental health stability of our veterans. Listen in for a quality conversation, you will love.

Mar 16 2020

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Rank #6: Cassandra Taylor

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Today is a special treat, we share so many laughs and the energy in infectious. I hope it ignites something in your heart today. Cassandra Taylor is a 28-year Army Veteran, the FOunder of Top Flight Defense, Inc. and mastermind behind a celebration book called, Why I Served. The first edition is in production. If you want to be apart of the book, you will need to email her at san8taylor@yahoo.com, you must be a woman veteran, be willing to write a 500 word essay and provide two pictures (one in uniform and one glam shot). For more details, email her today!

Feb 17 2020

31mins

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Rank #7: Women Warriors - Living Legacy Series: Gladys Hughes

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We are celebrating Women's History Month in a huge way. Kicking it off with our Women Warriors - Living Legacy Series is Gladys Hughes. She is a 96-year old sweetheart who served in World War II in the United States Coast Guard. You will quickly love her as much as I do. A true treasure.She re-invents herself every decade: nurse, veteran, teacher, actress, director, judge, queen.  Find out more about Ms. Veteran America at www.msveteranamerica.orgScripture: John 3:16Book: Red Badge Of Courage, Scarlett Letter and Great Gatsby

Mar 02 2020

45mins

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The Wing Suite: Kartisha Henry

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A triple threat: Black. Veteran. Woman.  Kartisha Henry is a force to be reckoned with!  She has an incredible faith that has sustained her throughout her journey.  Today we joke, get real deep in the systemic racism in America and we talk about southern food!  This is what I love about the format of this podcast, its like being a fly on the wall when 2 sisters get together for coffee or drinks (okay, Jesus turned water into wine....) and we talk about so many different things.

Support Kartisha and her business The Wing Suite.  Buy those Signature Sauces, you will not be disappointed!

Find her on Instagram and Facebook too!


Black Voices to listen to during this time of change in our Country:

Candace Owens

Keisha Lance Bottoms

Killer Mike

Louis Farrakhan

Aug 03 2020

1hr

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FOB Hope: Monique Brown

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Life is hard but life is beautiful, that really sums up this week's conversation.  

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Kerri speaks to Monique Brown, her beautiful black sister about her journey here on earth.  An Army Veteran, MST Thriver, Advocate and Leader in civil unrest.....we talk about all the ways she has faced adversity and overcame with her integrity intact.  I was so honored to sit down with Monique.  We talk about Vanessa Guillen and the need for reform in the Department of Defense, we discuss Black Lives, systemic issues and police brutality.  But my favorite part of the conversation was talking about Fob Hope, her non-profit helping homeless veterans in Washington State (primarily King County).


Listen in to my most favorite conversation discussing all the hard things but hearing God's love surround us as we march along.


Connect with Monique on Linkedin.

Jul 27 2020

57mins

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Elis Salamone

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Have you ever experienced failure?  This week's guest is no stranger to wins and losses, highs and lows...but her success in life has always been to get back up.  Listen in to a conversation with a highly successful military woman, Elis Salamone.

From military retirement to termination to laid off to entrepreneurship......this is a phenomenal journey of resilience and freedom!


Book: Outrageous Openness by Tosha Silver

Scripture: Psalm 40:2

Jul 20 2020

44mins

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Laura Jones

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A young woman from Portland, Oregon shocked her family with her enlistment to the Air Force, where she served 23-years in Aerospace Mechanics.  Truly a warrior and champion for breaking the mold and challenging the status quo.  Now, newly embarking on her post-service chapter, Laura Jones, earned her college degree in 18-months, started a Lean-In Circle and is the volunteer coordinator for Redefining You Foundation.  She aspires to work for Alaskan Airlines and is also a featured speaker at our Shero Talk Event on July 23, 2020. This conversation is lighthearted and filled with hope, Laura is a shining spirit of perseverance and life well lived. Connect with Laura on Linkedin.

Jul 13 2020

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Airman to Mom: Amanda Huffman

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From Active Duty to Diaper Duty: Your Story Matters.Our sister guest today is Amanda Huffman from Airman to Mom Blog, turned podcaster.  She is no stranger to transition and today we share her story and her post-service mission.  WE discuss all things military, motherhood and momboss (aka entrepreneurship).  I was thrilled to sit down with another podcaster, because it is an important mission of Freedom Sisters to amplify women veterans and when others are also sharing stories and creating impact - I could burst with pride and excitement!  Amanda and I share a common mission and I am so proud to be in the same space to extend the story and legacy of women veterans. Connect with Amanda on Linkedin (her favorite way to connect, find out why on the show)!Her blog is jam-packed with great resources and amazing advice.Listen and love her podcast too!  On all platforms, but my favorite is Apple!

Jul 06 2020

54mins

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Amber Valencia

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Have you ever had a body image issue or struggled with your metal health? Today's guest has an incredible story of transformation and talks very openly and candidly about her struggles.  She is quite the inspiration, a suicide interventionist, an incredible mom and beautifully vulnerable. We talk about past mistakes, how to learn and be better, suicide, mental health, affirmations, the enneagram (my favorite) and so much more!  I mean, we talk about EVERYTHING!Amber Valencia, just became my friend, but I am so proud of her! Connect with her on IG here.Living by Amber The relatable mom podcastEnjoy the show!!!

Jun 29 2020

59mins

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Joanna Sweatt

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Jun 22 2020

1hr 4mins

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ShaDonna 'Mo' McPhaul

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The Mo You Know is on the podcast today and she brings humor packaged up in wisdom!  Mo is a retired United states Air Force Veteran, a momma, a media expert, an advocate, a doer, a motivator, a wise and fun woman that you will want to know!  She helps emerging entrepreneurs and transitioning military succeed!   She is my newest sister and I am so excited to share her story with you! Meet Mo on FacebookFind her on LinkedInAnd check her out on the web!and see her work helping VETS at MoHeroes.

Jun 15 2020

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Samantha Moore

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Have you ever felt you needed help but no one would listen to you?  Well, here is a story of great triumph in re-gaining her faith and finding her truth in the love of God.  Samantha Moore loves the Army and continues to serve today but has found herself in harms way of leadership who instead of fixing a problem with gender-based violence - turned the other way and allowed it to continue.  Her love for duty and her undying love for her children are more powerful than any of the hardships she has endured.  Even more so, to give purpose to her pain - she is now the Situational Awareness Director for Pink Berets.  I invited this sister onto the podcast because I saw her welcome home video when she surprised her three daughters upon coming back from deployment.  I am so glad to have met her now and that she opens up today about her struggles but more so about her victories.  Samantha Moore is a leader of a girl gang and rocking motherhood and military service so well.  I am so happy to introduce you all to this incredible sister! Find out more about Pink Berets here.

Jun 08 2020

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Andi Asendio

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With her Army Career coming to an end, Andi Asendio launches Veteran Bee Today, June 1, 2020 in the midst of a pandemic.  The message behind her apparel line is a perfect fit for women warriors of all branches and eras!  I hope that you take away from this conversation with the daring spirit to dream and work hard to achieve!  This was a fun conversation filled with hope, love and a strong faith in self and a bigger faith in God.   Follow Andi and Veteran Bee on IG.Go shop and use the promo code: Freedomsis10 for 10% off your purchase.Wanna know more about SWAN? Find out here.  Each sale will generate a $1 donation to go to SWAN!  Support our sisters while rocking your gear from Veteran Bee!

Jun 01 2020

32mins

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Amanda Woodcock-Higgins and Sarah Higgins

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Have you ever had to hide who you truly were because of fear?  Well, this week's episode is very thought provoking and so special to me, because our guests are my sister, Sarah and her Marine Veteran Wife, Amanda.  I have learned so much from both these women about love, kindness and compassion.  These two could not be paired more perfectly, its like country mouse and city mouse, peanut butter and jelly, molasses and ginger.  I am proud to have firsthand knowledge of their love story, their self love and learning to love God who created them just as they are.   We talk about two very special men in their lives that have served and are no longer with us.  We honor Kelly Morris, US ARMY Sergeant who was KIA in Iraq March 2005 and Blade Campbell, US Navy, who was just embarking on his post-service chapter, when he was murdered at the young age of 23. We honor all the fallen heroes, the brave men and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms. You are gone but not forgotten.   I mention 3 names in this podcast who are great resources for the LGBTQ+ Community and supporters.Jen HatmakerGrace BaldridgeBrenda Davies

May 25 2020

53mins

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Jenna Ridenhour

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Have you ever felt stuck or in a place you knew you were made for more?  Our guest, Jenna Ridenhour, spentsover 15 years as an Optician, when she went back to school.  She worked in Corporate America for a hot minute when she realized she was made for more.  In a very exhilarating rate, she established Regal Reflections and then the Covid-19 Pandemic hit....she really leaned into her faith and her life verse to continue to be the light and salt of the earth regardless of the circumstances.  Today's chat is both enlightening and encouraging.

May 18 2020

35mins

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Jolene Caro, PhD

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Have you ever been somewhere you didn't want to go and had to decide to focus on everything that place is not or choose to find a purpose in that space? Well, our guest today, did that all along her journey in the military and even navigating her life post-service. In hunting the good in her life, Jolene Caro, discovered her passions, her love of education, and most importantly a strong, sure faith in God and I know you will love this conversation as much as I did. Connect with Jolene on Linkedin.Learn more about The Leadership Transition Institute here.Are you a Veterans or Mil Spouse that needs help in Finding your Next Career OR want to be a mentor for a transitioning member? Check out American Corporate Partners here.

May 11 2020

47mins

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Dr. Trill Paullin

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Today we are joined by Dr. Trill Paullin, scientist, mother, entrepreneur, and Staff Sergeant in the Idaho Army National Guard.  When her passion as a Molecular Biologist and breastfeeding challenges collided led her to start Free To Feed.  Free To Feed creates science-based content for allergen-free breastfeeding and is developing products to empower parents through infant allergies.  Affectionately, known as Dr. Trill, she has used her own personal experience coupled with her education to me an advocate for both military and moms. Breastfeeding is hard work, so if you find yourself needing more help because something is not quite right, then check out the Free To Feed website to learn more. Follow Trill on Facebook and Instagram.Connect with Trill on Linkedin.Free to Feed is in the running for StreetShares Grant Program and go vote for her company here, for funding to make the allergy test available for worried mothers everywhere.

May 04 2020

51mins

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Part 2: Kim Bailey, MSW

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Trigger Warning, This episode discusses details of military sexual trauma, incarceration and other things that may be hard to hear.  Listener discretion advised. The conversation continues with Kim Bailey on processing trauma and finding healing in the journey.  We talk about self-care, self-love and self-compassion.  We go more into her story and it is quite remarkable how she has overcome such turmoil since her attack.  We talk about her finding her light and her spiritual healing piece of her story as well.  And the best part is, Kim is using her education and experience to help other women veterans heal from various traumas with Invisible Combat. Connect with Kim on Facebook here.Join the Support Group here.More information on Invisible Combat here.Follow her on Instagram.

Apr 27 2020

21mins

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Kim Bailey Part 2

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Trigger Warning, This episode discusses details of military sexual trauma, incarceration and other things that may be hard to hear.  Listener discretion advised. The conversation continues with Kim Bailey on processing trauma and finding healing in the journey.  We talk about self-care, self-love and self-compassion.  We go more into her story and it is quite remarkable how she has overcome such turmoil since her attack.  We talk about her finding her light and her spiritual healing piece of her story as well.  And the best part is, Kim is using her education and experience to help other women veterans heal from various traumas with Invisible Combat.

Apr 27 2020

21mins

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Kim Bailey Part 1

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Have you experienced a traumatic experience in your life or know someone who has? This episode is part one of a two part conversation with our sister, Kim Bailey. She has a Masters in Social work, was a Collegiate level cheerleader, Army Combat Medic, whose story was derailed when she was sexually assaulted soon after she reported to her first duty station. The affects of her trauma resulted in some really severe changes in the life she dreamt she would have. This conversation is one of hardship but ultimately hope. This conversation may be hard for some to listen to, but I have hope that this episode will help so many who have also suffered so much.

Connect with Kim on Facebook here.

Join the Support Group here.

More information on Invisible Combat here.

Follow her on Instagram.

Apr 20 2020

33mins

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Szu-Moy Toves

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Have you ever wanted more and look to diversify your life so you can make a greater impact? Then listen in to our chat today with Szu-Moy Toves, she diversified her business portfolio, diversified her volunteer scope, and diversified her life in many other areas as well. She is a retired Air Force Sister Veteran, a mom to a Veteran and a wife to a Veteran. She has been on-screen and off-screen in the world of communications and continues today to make a difference for women in the communications field When it comes to faith, Szu-Moy has an incredible story and a long-standing tradition to continue to lean into her faith as she navigates the world around her in an honest and authentic way. I hope today you say Yes to something that you have been desiring for some time and step out of your normal comfort zone, to learn how to diversify your own life. Connect with Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, Alamo Chapter here. Connect with Szu-Moy on LinkedIn.Learn more about her volunteer organizations:Girls on the RunHomes for Our TroopsActs Ministry

Apr 13 2020

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Jodie Grenier

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Have you ever wanted to leave the world better than you found it? Today’s guest, Jodie Grenier has been making that her mission for the past 17+years.  She joined the Marine Corps and was there when we began the invasion of Iraq. She mastered her intelligence skills and later branched our to advocacy and making a difference for her fellow Marines and later, exclusively women vet

Apr 06 2020

55mins

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Women Warriors - Living Legacy: Jennifer Marshall

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We wrap up the women warrior series with this incredible guest.  Jennifer Marshal is not your average actress in Hollywood, no way, she is a mother, wife, veteran, private investigator and champion of kindness.  I had such a joy chatting with her.  She is down-to-earth, authentic and as sweet, but spicy as they come!   My very favorite part is when she addresses my daughter directly about Stranger Things and then to be even more amazing, she is a voice in the dark for veterans who have suffered from military sexual trauma.Email Jennifer if you need her to help tell your story email her at jennifer@jennifermarshall.com - she will reply! http://www.jennifermarshall.com/Need a PI?  Look no further, if you are in California.....https://www.deepsourceinvestigations.com/Like her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ActressJenniferMarshall/and don't forget to Catch up on Stranger Things on Netflix or watch her latest show The CW's Mysteries Decoded.  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10207668/

Mar 30 2020

1hr 9mins

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New faith in humanity & human potential- YOU WON’T BE DISAPPOINTED!

By zhcrb - Apr 24 2020
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This pod cast is entertaining, educational and most of all inspiring! I have laughed out loud, cried and even found myself nodding my head, YES! ... Thank god someone is addressing the pay gap, epigenetics, positive manifestation, fitness, health, motherhood, inequalities- and all the journeys in-between. And educating all the while about veterans who have given all of themselves. I could go on.... It has opened my heart in ways I didn’t know needed opening and has really given me a window into what being a woman veteran looks like. She looks like you and me, she looks like your next-door neighbor, your mother, your teacher, she even looks like famous actress’s and start up entrepreneurs. Give this a listen & you won’t be disappointed- you will find a new faith in humanity and human potential. #LOVE . Thank you Keri please keep it coming, we’re listening!

So many cool stories

By fantastic journalism - Apr 09 2020
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Love, love, love this!! So many cool women and amazing stories!! Keep them coming!!