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Project Markie

Welcome to Season 1 of Project Markie, the podcast that's shining a light on the darkness of abuse endured by survivors. These are the first-hand accounts of survivors of domestic abuse, human trafficking, and sexual assault. | The raw interviews on Project Markie you'll hear will make you cry, laugh, gasp, nod, and hum with the power of human resilience. | It is often at times of desperation that we are driven to make a last-ditch effort to change our situation. This comeback, in turn, can transform us into a whole new person — mentally, physically, and emotionally stronger than we ever could have imagined. | Champion Bikini Athlete, Advocate, and Entrepreneur Markie Williams has lived this struggle. After years of experiencing domestic violence and human trafficking, Markie found the strength and courage to escape her situation. She turned her pain into power, becoming a nationally recognized athlete, creating her personal fitness brand, and advocating for other victims of abuse, encouraging them to believe in life after abuse (#lifeafterabuse). | Markie Williams created “Project Markie” to share, for the first time in public, her story and personal experience with domestic violence and human trafficking. Through this podcast, she’s bringing to light the stories of those who have been confronted by incredible obstacles, traumas or challenges that may have led them to a very dark and hopeless place — and who were able to overcome the difficulties they faced and redefine their futures. | These are their incredible stories of transformation, healing and hope.

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Welcome to Season 1 of Project Markie, the podcast that's shining a light on the darkness of abuse endured by survivors. These are the first-hand accounts of survivors of domestic abuse, human trafficking, and sexual assault. | The raw interviews on Project Markie you'll hear will make you cry, laugh, gasp, nod, and hum with the power of human resilience. | It is often at times of desperation that we are driven to make a last-ditch effort to change our situation. This comeback, in turn, can transform us into a whole new person — mentally, physically, and emotionally stronger than we ever could have imagined. | Champion Bikini Athlete, Advocate, and Entrepreneur Markie Williams has lived this struggle. After years of experiencing domestic violence and human trafficking, Markie found the strength and courage to escape her situation. She turned her pain into power, becoming a nationally recognized athlete, creating her personal fitness brand, and advocating for other victims of abuse, encouraging them to believe in life after abuse (#lifeafterabuse). | Markie Williams created “Project Markie” to share, for the first time in public, her story and personal experience with domestic violence and human trafficking. Through this podcast, she’s bringing to light the stories of those who have been confronted by incredible obstacles, traumas or challenges that may have led them to a very dark and hopeless place — and who were able to overcome the difficulties they faced and redefine their futures. | These are their incredible stories of transformation, healing and hope.

Rank #1: I have to do something about it. | Madeline Brockert’s Story | Ep04

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—Please note; listener discretion is advised. This show contains explicit content related to domestic abuse, violence, sexual assault, rape, and human trafficking. It may be triggering for some listeners - and healing for others.—

Madeline Brockert, graduate of UC Santa Barbara, is a thriving project manager with Juice Marketing. Madeline is known for her domestic violence advocacy, and she has been involved with several organizations, including the Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County, the WA State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and One Love

Madeline has been highly motivated ever since she was a teenager to speak out about domestic violence. In this episode, Madeline talks about a terrible tragedy involving her mother that led her to take immediate action. She has a harrowing and powerful story about taking the initiative to help others after a devastating event.  

—To connect with Madeline and the One Love Foundation—

Instagram @maddy_brockert

Facebook

LinkedIn

https://www.joinonelove.org/

—To connect with Markie and other survivors—

Join the Project Markie Facebook group

Instagram @MarkieWilliams

Facebook @MarkieWilliamsFitness

LinkedIn

—Subscribe & Review—

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Production Credits:

This show was lovingly produced by CMG.

www.wearecmg.com

Producer | Laura Kaye Chamberlain @laurakayecreations

Executive Producer, Show Art | Mandy “The Bos” @mandythebos

Music | "Dreamy Piano" by cleanmindsounds, 

Licensed through Envato Elements

Subscribe now to get a new episode of Project Markie on "Markie Mondays." You'll be starting your week by connecting with your innate courage, strength, and beautiful vulnerability.

Oct 14 2019

41mins

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Rank #2: Turning pain to purpose. | Rachel Stephenson’s Story | Ep03

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—Please note; listener discretion is advised. This show contains explicit content related to domestic abuse, violence, sexual assault, rape, and human trafficking. It may be triggering for some listeners - and healing for others.—

Rachel Stephenson has worked around horses and coffee her entire life. She is the owner of Northern Light Coffee and Co-founder of CrossRoads Youth Ranch. In addition to barrel racing and training horses—and owning a successful business—Rachel is dedicated to creating awareness for the issue of human trafficking and offering aid to sexually exploited youth. 

Before Rachel was offering hope and healing to others, she was struggling to find healing for herself. In this episode, Rachel talks about how she suppressed her own trauma for years before her eyes were opened to the reality of human trafficking during an overseas mission trip—how she channeled that shocking awareness into supportive action.

—To connect with Rachel, and support her causes—

Instagram @rae.lynn.stephenson

Facebook

Northern Light Coffee website (Instagram @northernlightcoffee)

CrossRoads Youth Ranch

—To connect with Markie and other survivors—

Join the Project Markie Facebook group

Instagram @MarkieWilliams

Facebook @MarkieWilliamsFitness

LinkedIn

—Subscribe & Review—

Apple Podcasts

Stitcher

Castbox

Production Credits:

This show was lovingly produced by CMG.

www.wearecmg.com

Producer | Laura Kaye Chamberlain @laurakayecreations

Executive Producer, Show Art | Mandy “The Bos” @mandythebos

Music | "Dreamy Piano" by cleanmindsounds, 

Licensed through Envato Elements

Subscribe now to get a new episode of Project Markie on "Markie Mondays." You'll be starting your week by connecting with your innate courage, strength, and beautiful vulnerability.

Oct 07 2019

38mins

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Rank #3: Something inside me changed. | Van Nguyen’s Story | Ep05

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—Please note; listener discretion is advised. This show contains explicit content related to domestic abuse, violence, sexual assault, rape, and human trafficking. It may be triggering for some listeners - and healing for others.—

A self proclaimed “Renaissance Woman,” Van Nguyen is the Co-Organizer and Community Director of the PNW Biohackers Collective. Van has a B.S. in Nursing from West Coast University and a background in Marketing and Public Relations for firms in Beverly Hills, CA. She enjoys connecting and coaching other young women, especially those who are facing obstacles—as she herself is no stranger to physical, mental or emotional challenges. 

Growing up in a Vietnamese family, there were expectations for Van to follow the traditional role of a Vietnamese woman. But when Van ventured beyond the limits of these expectations, she experienced betrayal and was even disowned by her family. In this episode, Van describes the heartache of these, and other, experiences—and what propelled her to push forward and move through the pain, into what she describes as her “Revival”. 

—To connect with Van—

Instagram @vanrevival

Facebook

Twitter

LinkedIn

Biohackers Collective

—To connect with Markie and other survivors—

Join the Project Markie Facebook group

Instagram @MarkieWilliams

Facebook @MarkieWilliamsFitness

LinkedIn

—Subscribe & Review—

Apple Podcasts

Stitcher

Castbox

Spotify

Production Credits:

This show was lovingly produced by CMG.

www.wearecmg.com

Producer | Laura Kaye Chamberlain @laurakayecreations

Executive Producer, Show Art | Mandy “The Bos” @mandythebos

Music | "Dreamy Piano" by cleanmindsounds (Envato Elements)

Subscribe now to get a new episode of Project Markie on "Markie Mondays." You'll be starting your week by connecting with your innate courage, strength, and beautiful vulnerability.

Oct 21 2019

36mins

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Rank #4: I was trafficked. | Christina Sabourin’s Story | Ep06

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—Please note; listener discretion is advised. This show contains explicit content related to domestic abuse, violence, sexual assault, rape, and human trafficking. It may be triggering for some listeners - and healing for others.—

Christina Sabourin is a U.S. Army Veteran, a mother, and a business-owning aesthetician. Her life and work experiences have taken her to opposite ends of the spectrum, from working on engines as a chemical repair specialist in the army overseas in Iraq, to performing facials and makeup services as an aesthetician in a quiet part of Washington State. 

Christina is proud of her family and the life she has now, but she didn’t always know where to turn for security. At one point, Chrstina was lured into a world that promised incredible financial rewards… but she ended up feeling like she lost more than she ever gained.

—To connect with Christina—

Instagram @christinas_cosmetix

Facebook

Cat Walk Skin & Brow Studio

The Genesis Project: Overcoming Human Trafficking in Seattle

—To connect with Markie and other survivors—

Join the Project Markie Facebook group

Instagram @MarkieWilliams

Facebook @MarkieWilliamsFitness

LinkedIn

—Subscribe & Review—

Apple Podcasts

Stitcher

Castbox

Spotify

Production Credits:

This show was lovingly produced by CMG.

www.wearecmg.com

Producer | Laura Kaye Chamberlain @laurakayecreations

Executive Producer, Show Art | Mandy “The Bos” @mandythebos

Music | "Dreamy Piano" by cleanmindsounds (Envato Elements)

Subscribe now to get a new episode of Project Markie on "Markie Mondays." You'll be starting your week by connecting with your innate courage, strength, and beautiful vulnerability.

Oct 28 2019

48mins

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Rank #5: This is what I’m doing here. | Markie Williams’ Story … Part 2 | Season One Finale (Ep11)

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—Please note; listener discretion is advised. This show contains explicit content related to domestic abuse, violence, sexual assault, rape, and human trafficking. It may be triggering for some listeners - and healing for others.—

In Part 2 of Markie Williams’ story, she opens up about what happened after she escaped her abuser, and the struggles she faced with her newfound “freedom”. Markie describes the struggle of dealing with her trauma while trying to rebuild her life at the same time. With no support system, Markie had to rely solely on her own will to survive and desire to create a future for herself that was not defined by violence. 

In her quest to redefine her future, Markie tells how she stumbled into a new arena that changed the entire course of her life. 

Stay tuned ‘til the end, when Markie has a special message for Project Markie listeners.

—To connect with Markie and other survivors—

Join the Project Markie Facebook group

Instagram @MarkieWilliams

Facebook @MarkieWilliamsFitness

LinkedIn

—Subscribe & Review—

Apple Podcasts

Stitcher

Castbox

Spotify

Production Credits:

This show was lovingly produced by CMG.

www.wearecmg.com

Producer | Laura Kaye Chamberlain @laurakayecreations

Executive Producer, Show Art | Mandy “The Bos” @mandythebos

Music | "Dreamy Piano" by cleanmindsounds (Envato Elements)

Subscribe now to get a new episode of Project Markie as soon as Season 2 launches, to continue opening up to your own courage, strength, and beautiful vulnerability.

Dec 02 2019

36mins

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This is what I’m doing here. | Markie Williams’ Story … Part 2 | Season One Finale (Ep11)

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—Please note; listener discretion is advised. This show contains explicit content related to domestic abuse, violence, sexual assault, rape, and human trafficking. It may be triggering for some listeners - and healing for others.—

In Part 2 of Markie Williams’ story, she opens up about what happened after she escaped her abuser, and the struggles she faced with her newfound “freedom”. Markie describes the struggle of dealing with her trauma while trying to rebuild her life at the same time. With no support system, Markie had to rely solely on her own will to survive and desire to create a future for herself that was not defined by violence. 

In her quest to redefine her future, Markie tells how she stumbled into a new arena that changed the entire course of her life. 

Stay tuned ‘til the end, when Markie has a special message for Project Markie listeners.

—To connect with Markie and other survivors—

Join the Project Markie Facebook group

Instagram @MarkieWilliams

Facebook @MarkieWilliamsFitness

LinkedIn

—Subscribe & Review—

Apple Podcasts

Stitcher

Castbox

Spotify

Production Credits:

This show was lovingly produced by CMG.

www.wearecmg.com

Producer | Laura Kaye Chamberlain @laurakayecreations

Executive Producer, Show Art | Mandy “The Bos” @mandythebos

Music | "Dreamy Piano" by cleanmindsounds (Envato Elements)

Subscribe now to get a new episode of Project Markie as soon as Season 2 launches, to continue opening up to your own courage, strength, and beautiful vulnerability.

Dec 02 2019

36mins

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This will not define my life. | Mandy Arthur’s Story | Ep10

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—Please note; listener discretion is advised. This show contains explicit content related to domestic abuse, violence, sexual assault, rape, and human trafficking. It may be triggering for some listeners - and healing for others.—

Mandy Arthur, affectionately known as Mandy “The Bos” is the co-founder of Creative Media Group, an industry leader in social media, digital marketing, and amplifying brand voices. She has been both host and guest on numerous podcasts, and has interviewed notable leaders in business, including Grant Cardone, Dave Asprey and Naveen Jain (to name just a few!). Mandy’s company also produces Project Markie, and Mandy was asked to be a guest on the podcast to share her story—one that makes her accomplishments all the more impressive.

Mandy describes the abusive and broken home in which she was raised, and the struggles she had to overcome physically, mentally, and emotionally in order to redefine her life and shine her light on others.

—To connect with Mandy—

Instagram @mandythebos

Facebook

LinkedIn

Website: www.wearecmg.com

—To connect with Markie and other survivors—

Join the Project Markie Facebook group

Instagram @MarkieWilliams

Facebook @MarkieWilliamsFitness

LinkedIn

—Subscribe & Review—

Apple Podcasts

Stitcher

Castbox

Spotify

Production Credits:

This show was lovingly produced by CMG.

www.wearecmg.com

Producer | Laura Kaye Chamberlain @laurakayecreations

Executive Producer, Show Art | Mandy “The Bos” @mandythebos

Music | "Dreamy Piano" by cleanmindsounds (Envato Elements)

Subscribe now to get a new episode of Project Markie on "Markie Mondays." You'll be starting your week by connecting with your innate courage, strength, and beautiful vulnerability.

Nov 25 2019

39mins

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Emotional abuse is real abuse. | Sarah Bigler’s Story | Ep09

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—Please note; listener discretion is advised. This show contains explicit content related to domestic abuse, violence, sexual assault, rape, and human trafficking. It may be triggering for some listeners - and healing for others.—

Sarah Bigler is the West Coast Engagement Manager for the One Love Foundation at their newest location in Seattle, WA. With a B.A. in Political Science and an M.S. in International Public Policy, Sarah has a background in domestic and international gender and minority rights. 

In this episode, Sarah talks about how she became involved with One Love, an organization that is aimed at educating people about the differences between healthy and unhealthy relationships, to avoid abuse and learn to love better. Through connecting with One Love, Sarah realized some things about herself and her personal past that were not easy to acknowledge or overcome. And now, she’s helping others do the same.

—To connect with Sarah—

Facebook

Twitter @imsarahb

LinkedIn

Episode References: 

Yeardley Love

10 signs of a healthy relationship

One Love

One Love Young Professionals Network

—To connect with Markie and other survivors—

Join the Project Markie Facebook group

Instagram @MarkieWilliams

Facebook @MarkieWilliamsFitness

LinkedIn

—Subscribe & Review—

Apple Podcasts

Stitcher

Castbox

Spotify

Production Credits:

This show was lovingly produced by CMG.

www.wearecmg.com

Producer | Laura Kaye Chamberlain @laurakayecreations

Executive Producer, Show Art | Mandy “The Bos” @mandythebos

Music | "Dreamy Piano" by cleanmindsounds (Envato Elements)

Subscribe now to get a new episode of Project Markie on "Markie Mondays." You'll be starting your week by connecting with your innate courage, strength, and beautiful vulnerability.

Nov 18 2019

37mins

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Someone finally stood up for me. | Lee Ryan Coston’s Story | Ep08

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—Please note; listener discretion is advised. This show contains explicit content related to domestic abuse, violence, sexual assault, rape, and human trafficking. It may be triggering for some listeners - and healing for others.—

Lee Ryan Coston has is a talented personality who’s worked as an actress, voice artist, screenwriter, director, journalist and talk show host. Her most recent work is the short film Crowbar, which has won numerous awards at film festivals both nationally and internationally during the 2019 tour. 

On this episode of Project Markie, Lee talks about the traumas and miracles that have shaped her life and career—and ultimately led her to write and direct Crowbar based on her own true story. This is a hopeful and vindicating story for anyone who has suffered abuse and neglect, and who feels inspired to defend others from harm.

—To connect with Lee—

Facebook @LeeRyanCoston

LinkedIn

Crowbar: www.crowbarthefilm.com

Crowbar on Facebook @BlueHeronProductions

Episode Reference: The Genesis Project

—To connect with Markie and other survivors—

Join the Project Markie Facebook group

Instagram @MarkieWilliams

Facebook @MarkieWilliamsFitness

LinkedIn

—Subscribe & Review—

Apple Podcasts

Stitcher

Castbox

Spotify

Production Credits:

This show was lovingly produced by CMG.

www.wearecmg.com

Producer | Laura Kaye Chamberlain @laurakayecreations

Executive Producer, Show Art | Mandy “The Bos” @mandythebos

Music | "Dreamy Piano" by cleanmindsounds (Envato Elements)

Subscribe now to get a new episode of Project Markie on "Markie Mondays." You'll be starting your week by connecting with your innate courage, strength, and beautiful vulnerability.

Nov 11 2019

37mins

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Take healing at your own pace. | Laura Kaye Chamberlain’s Story | Ep07

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—Please note; listener discretion is advised. This show contains explicit content related to domestic abuse, violence, sexual assault, rape, and human trafficking. It may be triggering for some listeners - and healing for others.—

Laura Kaye Chamberlain is a digital media producer based in Seattle, Washington where she works full-time as the Director of Production at Creative Media Group. She has an extensive creative background that includes a B.F.A in Musical Theatre from Long Island University. Laura is also one of the producers and editors of Project Markie, and she was invited to be a guest on the podcast because she loves projects involving sustainability, social justice, and diverse perspectives. 

In this episode Laura shares a personal story from her past, an incident involving sexual assault and rape. Laura opens up about how she processed that event from a place of compassion and forgiveness, which has allowed her to heal and move forward.

—To connect with Laura Kaye—

Instagram @laurakayecreations 

Facebook: facebook.com/laurakayechamberlain

Website: www.laurakayecreations.com

—To connect with Markie and other survivors—

Join the Project Markie Facebook group

Instagram @MarkieWilliams

Facebook @MarkieWilliamsFitness

LinkedIn

—Subscribe & Review—

Apple Podcasts

Stitcher

Castbox

Spotify

Production Credits:

This show was lovingly produced by CMG.

www.wearecmg.com

Producer | Laura Kaye Chamberlain @laurakayecreations

Executive Producer, Show Art | Mandy “The Bos” @mandythebos

Music | "Dreamy Piano" by cleanmindsounds (Envato Elements)

Subscribe now to get a new episode of Project Markie on "Markie Mondays." You'll be starting your week by connecting with your innate courage, strength, and beautiful vulnerability.

Nov 04 2019

39mins

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I was trafficked. | Christina Sabourin’s Story | Ep06

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—Please note; listener discretion is advised. This show contains explicit content related to domestic abuse, violence, sexual assault, rape, and human trafficking. It may be triggering for some listeners - and healing for others.—

Christina Sabourin is a U.S. Army Veteran, a mother, and a business-owning aesthetician. Her life and work experiences have taken her to opposite ends of the spectrum, from working on engines as a chemical repair specialist in the army overseas in Iraq, to performing facials and makeup services as an aesthetician in a quiet part of Washington State. 

Christina is proud of her family and the life she has now, but she didn’t always know where to turn for security. At one point, Chrstina was lured into a world that promised incredible financial rewards… but she ended up feeling like she lost more than she ever gained.

—To connect with Christina—

Instagram @christinas_cosmetix

Facebook

Cat Walk Skin & Brow Studio

The Genesis Project: Overcoming Human Trafficking in Seattle

—To connect with Markie and other survivors—

Join the Project Markie Facebook group

Instagram @MarkieWilliams

Facebook @MarkieWilliamsFitness

LinkedIn

—Subscribe & Review—

Apple Podcasts

Stitcher

Castbox

Spotify

Production Credits:

This show was lovingly produced by CMG.

www.wearecmg.com

Producer | Laura Kaye Chamberlain @laurakayecreations

Executive Producer, Show Art | Mandy “The Bos” @mandythebos

Music | "Dreamy Piano" by cleanmindsounds (Envato Elements)

Subscribe now to get a new episode of Project Markie on "Markie Mondays." You'll be starting your week by connecting with your innate courage, strength, and beautiful vulnerability.

Oct 28 2019

48mins

Play

Something inside me changed. | Van Nguyen’s Story | Ep05

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—Please note; listener discretion is advised. This show contains explicit content related to domestic abuse, violence, sexual assault, rape, and human trafficking. It may be triggering for some listeners - and healing for others.—

A self proclaimed “Renaissance Woman,” Van Nguyen is the Co-Organizer and Community Director of the PNW Biohackers Collective. Van has a B.S. in Nursing from West Coast University and a background in Marketing and Public Relations for firms in Beverly Hills, CA. She enjoys connecting and coaching other young women, especially those who are facing obstacles—as she herself is no stranger to physical, mental or emotional challenges. 

Growing up in a Vietnamese family, there were expectations for Van to follow the traditional role of a Vietnamese woman. But when Van ventured beyond the limits of these expectations, she experienced betrayal and was even disowned by her family. In this episode, Van describes the heartache of these, and other, experiences—and what propelled her to push forward and move through the pain, into what she describes as her “Revival”. 

—To connect with Van—

Instagram @vanrevival

Facebook

Twitter

LinkedIn

Biohackers Collective

—To connect with Markie and other survivors—

Join the Project Markie Facebook group

Instagram @MarkieWilliams

Facebook @MarkieWilliamsFitness

LinkedIn

—Subscribe & Review—

Apple Podcasts

Stitcher

Castbox

Spotify

Production Credits:

This show was lovingly produced by CMG.

www.wearecmg.com

Producer | Laura Kaye Chamberlain @laurakayecreations

Executive Producer, Show Art | Mandy “The Bos” @mandythebos

Music | "Dreamy Piano" by cleanmindsounds (Envato Elements)

Subscribe now to get a new episode of Project Markie on "Markie Mondays." You'll be starting your week by connecting with your innate courage, strength, and beautiful vulnerability.

Oct 21 2019

36mins

Play

I have to do something about it. | Madeline Brockert’s Story | Ep04

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—Please note; listener discretion is advised. This show contains explicit content related to domestic abuse, violence, sexual assault, rape, and human trafficking. It may be triggering for some listeners - and healing for others.—

Madeline Brockert, graduate of UC Santa Barbara, is a thriving project manager with Juice Marketing. Madeline is known for her domestic violence advocacy, and she has been involved with several organizations, including the Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County, the WA State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and One Love

Madeline has been highly motivated ever since she was a teenager to speak out about domestic violence. In this episode, Madeline talks about a terrible tragedy involving her mother that led her to take immediate action. She has a harrowing and powerful story about taking the initiative to help others after a devastating event.  

—To connect with Madeline and the One Love Foundation—

Instagram @maddy_brockert

Facebook

LinkedIn

https://www.joinonelove.org/

—To connect with Markie and other survivors—

Join the Project Markie Facebook group

Instagram @MarkieWilliams

Facebook @MarkieWilliamsFitness

LinkedIn

—Subscribe & Review—

Apple Podcasts

Stitcher

Castbox

Spotify

Production Credits:

This show was lovingly produced by CMG.

www.wearecmg.com

Producer | Laura Kaye Chamberlain @laurakayecreations

Executive Producer, Show Art | Mandy “The Bos” @mandythebos

Music | "Dreamy Piano" by cleanmindsounds, 

Licensed through Envato Elements

Subscribe now to get a new episode of Project Markie on "Markie Mondays." You'll be starting your week by connecting with your innate courage, strength, and beautiful vulnerability.

Oct 14 2019

41mins

Play

Turning pain to purpose. | Rachel Stephenson’s Story | Ep03

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—Please note; listener discretion is advised. This show contains explicit content related to domestic abuse, violence, sexual assault, rape, and human trafficking. It may be triggering for some listeners - and healing for others.—

Rachel Stephenson has worked around horses and coffee her entire life. She is the owner of Northern Light Coffee and Co-founder of CrossRoads Youth Ranch. In addition to barrel racing and training horses—and owning a successful business—Rachel is dedicated to creating awareness for the issue of human trafficking and offering aid to sexually exploited youth. 

Before Rachel was offering hope and healing to others, she was struggling to find healing for herself. In this episode, Rachel talks about how she suppressed her own trauma for years before her eyes were opened to the reality of human trafficking during an overseas mission trip—how she channeled that shocking awareness into supportive action.

—To connect with Rachel, and support her causes—

Instagram @rae.lynn.stephenson

Facebook

Northern Light Coffee website (Instagram @northernlightcoffee)

CrossRoads Youth Ranch

—To connect with Markie and other survivors—

Join the Project Markie Facebook group

Instagram @MarkieWilliams

Facebook @MarkieWilliamsFitness

LinkedIn

—Subscribe & Review—

Apple Podcasts

Stitcher

Castbox

Production Credits:

This show was lovingly produced by CMG.

www.wearecmg.com

Producer | Laura Kaye Chamberlain @laurakayecreations

Executive Producer, Show Art | Mandy “The Bos” @mandythebos

Music | "Dreamy Piano" by cleanmindsounds, 

Licensed through Envato Elements

Subscribe now to get a new episode of Project Markie on "Markie Mondays." You'll be starting your week by connecting with your innate courage, strength, and beautiful vulnerability.

Oct 07 2019

38mins

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What am I doing here. | Markie Williams’ Story … Part 1 | Ep01

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—Please note; listener discretion is advised. This show contains explicit content related to domestic abuse, violence, sexual assault, rape, and human trafficking. It may be triggering for some listeners - and healing for others.—

Markie Williams is known nationally as a champion bikini athlete, a fitness model, human rights and domestic violence advocate and an entrepreneur. Her work today includes a personal brand in fitness, competing, and coaching in bodybuilding; collaborations with nonprofits; and developing her real estate investment business. 

She is building her “empire” one day at a time. But before she created any of the success she enjoys today, Markie experienced years of darkness that nearly destroyed her. For the first time ever, Markie tells her harrowing story of domestic violence—how it happened, and how she escaped.

—To connect with Markie and other survivors—

Join the Project Markie Facebook group

Instagram @MarkieWilliams

Facebook @MarkieWilliamsFitness

LinkedIn

—Subscribe & Review—

Apple Podcasts

Stitcher

Castbox

Production Credits:

This show was lovingly produced by CMG.

www.wearecmg.com

Producer | Laura Kaye Chamberlain @laurakayecreations

Executive Producer, Show Art | Mandy “The Bos” @mandythebos

Music | "Dreamy Piano" by cleanmindsounds, 

Licensed through Envato Elements

Subscribe now to get a new episode of Project Markie on "Markie Mondays." You'll be starting your week by connecting with your innate courage, strength, and beautiful vulnerability.

Sep 30 2019

1hr 13mins

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I’ll let the judge decide. | Maggie McQueen’s Story | Ep02

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—Please note; listener discretion is advised. This show contains explicit content related to domestic abuse, violence, sexual assault, rape, and human trafficking. It may be triggering for some listeners - and healing for others.—

Maggie McQueen is a successful real estate agent, a dedicated mother and fitness enthusiast. 

She is involved in making her community a better place, and Maggie is passionate about advocating for domestic violence awareness. By all appearances, Maggie is a well rounded woman with the perfect balance of family, community and work life and she is “getting better everyday”. 

However, her path to success was anything but easy. Before she was selling people their dream homes, Maggie was homeless and trying to escape a life of terror and abuse. In this episode, Maggie describes the situation she and her children endured for years, until she had to make a decision from which she knew there was no turning back.

—To connect with Maggie—

Facebook (Maggie McQueen)

Real Estate (https://mmcqueen.johnlscott.com/)

—To connect with Markie and other survivors—

Join the Project Markie Facebook group

Instagram @MarkieWilliams

Facebook @MarkieWilliamsFitness

LinkedIn

—Subscribe & Review—

Apple Podcasts

Stitcher

Castbox

Production Credits:

This show was lovingly produced by CMG.

www.wearecmg.com

Producer | Laura Kaye Chamberlain @laurakayecreations

Executive Producer, Show Art | Mandy “The Bos” @mandythebos

Music | "Dreamy Piano" by cleanmindsounds, 

Licensed through Envato Elements

Subscribe now to get a new episode of Project Markie on "Markie Mondays." You'll be starting your week by connecting with your innate courage, strength, and beautiful vulnerability.

Sep 30 2019

36mins

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Project Markie | Season One | Trailer

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Please note; listener discretion is advised. This show contains explicit content related to domestic abuse, violence, sexual assault, rape, and human trafficking. It may be triggering for some listeners - and healing for others.

Welcome to Season 1 of Project Markie, the podcast that's shining a light on the darkness of abuse endured by survivors. 

The true stories on Project Markie you'll hear will make you cry, laugh, gasp, nod, and hum with the power of human resilience.

Subscribe now to get a new episode of Project Markie on "Markie Mondays." You'll be starting your week by connecting with your innate courage, strength, and beautiful vulnerability.

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Sep 24 2019

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Raw and Beautiful

By sgajsoxihwbK - Dec 04 2019
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I can relate to many of these stories. I was nervous at first, to listen as I thought it might trigger some past experiences. Instead I found small pieces of healing with each episode. Markie, the way you asked. questions and responded to your guests as they recounted their history, was very compassionate, soft, intuitive and beautiful. Im inspired by you. I hope to one day meet you and thank you for bringing an unspoken topic to a platform where these much needed stories can be heard. 💜

Powerful.

By Marzano78 - Nov 20 2019
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Thanks for creating this podcast. Very needed and relevant.