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EPISODE 170: A Bar Saved My Life. Oh! I'm HIV Positive: Brian Steen

EPISODE 170: A Bar Saved My Life. Oh! I'm HIV Positive: Brian Steen

Brian is HIV Positive, and he tells his heartfelt and beautiful story to us in the only way he can. With his giant freaking heart of gold. He admonishes the friends, family, and community that have helped him along the way. You will be inspired and encouraged.

EPISODE 169: The Guy “Praying My Gay Away” Had a Boner: Brian Steen aka Merry Lubealot

EPISODE 169: The Guy “Praying My Gay Away” Had a Boner: Brian Steen aka Merry Lubealot

Raised in a small logging town as Seventh-Day Adventist, then Pentecostal. Brian knew he was gay at a young age. He's had his hardships and traumas by living his truth, but nothing has dwindled his light or hardened his heart of gold in the least.

EPISODE 151: Racism, Integration, and the Cult: Gloria Jackson Nefertiti

EPISODE 151: Racism, Integration, and the Cult: Gloria Jackson Nefertiti

Born in 1956 in Gulf Port Mississippi Gloria was in one of the first racial integrated schools, witnessed the race wars, grew up in the Church of God in Christ, and then found herself in a cult…

EPISODE 146: Your Thing. My Thing. WHO CARES!: Krystal Strifert

EPISODE 146: Your Thing. My Thing. WHO CARES!: Krystal Strifert

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”

― Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad/Roughing It

Krystal and I get into some deep sh*t in this episode. Beginning with small talk about our Hispanic heritage and quickly dive into the discord we see in the world, our frustrations with it, and what we hope our future can be. All the while, wondering where God is?

EPISODE 145: It Get’s Easier: Church Cliques, Bad Brows, and Narcolepsy: Krystal Strifert

EPISODE 145: It Get’s Easier: Church Cliques, Bad Brows, and Narcolepsy: Krystal Strifert

Krystal, frustrated with the social constructs of Christianity, the church, and institutionalized religion, walk away finding what she needed elsewhere. She's a makeup artist, microblade tattooer, part-time bartender, and badass woman.

EPISODE 128: She’s On Fire! Growing Up Pentecostal: Gabrielle Janae

EPISODE 128: She’s On Fire! Growing Up Pentecostal: Gabrielle Janae

As two empaths, Gabby and I discuss our Pentecostal experiences, speaking in tongues, healing services and heart-wrenching disappointment of loved ones not being healed. As well as my own experience with a healing evangelist leading to my kidney failure. We also dive into what it looks like to have a positive outlook and engage in the possibility of the law of attraction working...

EPISODE 127: Demons are Out to Get You! No! No, They’re Not!: Gabrielle.Janae

EPISODE 127: Demons are Out to Get You! No! No, They’re Not!: Gabrielle.Janae

Gabby grew up as the daughter of one of the founding pastors and musicians of the Vinyard Church Movement. She intimately shares the trauma of growing up being told that, "The devil and his demons are out to get her if she doesn't follow Jesus the right way."

We dive into this discussion admitting that we both still have this fear even though we know it isn't true. Her story will encourage and inspire you!

EPISODE 094: The Contentment Roller Coaster Cycle: Victor Huckabee

EPISODE 094: The Contentment Roller Coaster Cycle: Victor Huckabee

Victor and I drank and talked like junior high girls into the wee hours of the Nashville night.  Growing up in the glow of the Pentecostal gold dust revival scene, Victor could be a lot less level headed than he is.  But his youthful optimism in the face of a fucked up world was refreshing, to say the least.  Growing up in the south doesn't fit all the stereotypes, but you will notice some.  But what you'll leave with is a feeling of solidarity and a glimpse of a future that may not be so bad.