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Mindful Living and Conscious Capitalism with Kerry Docherty

Love. Period. with Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis

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Mindful Living and Conscious Capitalism with Kerry Docherty

Love. Period. with Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis

What can we learn about balance from the natural world? On this episode, Rev. Jacqui Lewis speaks with Kerry Docherty, Chief Impact Officer of Faherty Brand, to explore how each aspect of our lives has the potential to transform and strengthen our communities. Whether we’re focusing on expanding our professional life or our relationships, how do we show up with a greater sense of purpose and ease? Kerry Docherty is a lawyer with a background in human rights and mindfulness, Kerry uses Faherty’s platform to create community and conversation through the event series, Sun Sessions, which spotlights good people doing good work. She loves to write, and her first children’s book was released earlier this year. She and her husband, Alex (whom she met in college), live in Brooklyn with their two kids.

Unpacking a New Era of Women’s Rights with Amanda Hambrick Ashcraft

Love. Period. with Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis

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Unpacking a New Era of Women’s Rights with Amanda Hambrick Ashcraft

Love. Period. with Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis

How do our political realities affect our lives? Can we in fact, heal despite the very real threats that we face today? On this episode, Rev. Jacqui Lewis is joined by Rev. Amanda Hambrick Ashcraft the Executive Minister for Justice, Education & Movement Building at Middle Church, in conversation about the effect of political injustice on our lives. Jacqui and Amanda discuss loss and devastation—of loved ones, of spaces of safety and inspiration, and the work and clarity it demands to fiercely love ourselves and each other through challenging times.

God is a Black Woman with Dr. Christena Cleveland PhD

Love. Period. with Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis

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God is a Black Woman with Dr. Christena Cleveland PhD

Love. Period. with Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis

Are you open to a new vision of God? Dr. Christena Cleveland joins Jacqui for the first episode of the third season. In this revolutionary conversation, Rev. Jacqui Lewis and Christena Cleveland, author of God Is a Black Woman, talk about the power of encountering embodied symbols of the Divine that can move us toward greater expansion, hope, and love for one another. Together, they invite you, the listener, to let go of a vision of God who is small minded, fearful, and oppressive in exchange for an expansive God who encourages us to live in an overflowing river of love.

Fierce Love in Traumatic Times — Curating Bold Black Joy with Tracey Michae’l-Lewis Giggetts

Love. Period. with Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis

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Fierce Love in Traumatic Times — Curating Bold Black Joy with Tracey Michae’l-Lewis Giggetts

Love. Period. with Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis

What does your sanctuary look like? What does it feel like? On this episode, Rev. Jacqui invites author and educator Tracey Michae’l Lewis-Giggetts to the table to discuss the nature of joy—how to recognize it, feel it, and invite it into our lives. Through this stimulating conversation, explore how claiming a space of sanctuary can energize your journey of awakening. As a writer and thought-leader, Tracey Michae’l Lewis-Giggetts offers those who read her work and hear her speak an authentic experience; an opportunity to explore the intersection of culture, identity and faith/spirituality at the deepest levels. She is the host of the podcast, HeARTtalk with Tracey Michae’l, and founder of HeARTspace, a healing community created to serve those who have experienced trauma of any kind through the use of storytelling and the arts. As a writer, Tracey has published eighteen books including several collaborations with numerous high-profile authors. In 2021, Tracey became one of 20 writers who contributed to the groundbreaking book, You are Your Best Thing: Vulnerability, Shame Resilience, and the Black Experience edited by acclaimed researcher, Brene Brown, and founder of the MeToo Movement, Tarana Burke. Her most recent publication is the critically-acclaimed book, Black Joy: Stories of Resistance, Resilience, and Restoration (Gallery/Simon and Schuster) which has received rave reviews from celebrities like Kerry Washington, literary writers like Kiese Laymon and Deesha Philyaw, and media outlets like Good Morning America, Essence Magazine, and USA Today. Tracey has spoken on a number of platforms around the country on topics related to race/social justice, healing, and faith/spirituality.

Fierce Love in Traumatic Times — Introduction to S3

Love. Period. with Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis

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Fierce Love in Traumatic Times — Introduction to S3

Love. Period. with Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis

On the third season of Love Period, Rev. Jacqui Lewis gathers a cadre of writers, parents, and activists looking for common threads of wisdom as they survive and thrive in these traumatic times. What wisdom and insight do their experiences have for each of us? And, as always, Rev. Jacqui is asking "What's fierce love got to do with it?"

Fierce Love Made Real — Kaliswa Brewster

Love. Period. with Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis

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Fierce Love Made Real — Kaliswa Brewster

Love. Period. with Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis

Kaliswa Brewster joins Jacqui for this episode of Love Period, part of our special mini-series celebrating Black History Month. Kaliswa Brewster is an actress based in NYC and helped co-produce Seasons 1 and 2 of Love Period. Kaliswa has recurred on Showtime’s BILLIONS, ABC’s series TIME AFTER TIME, and RELEASE. Film credits include PATERNO for HBO Films starring Al Pacino, the feature film PAINT directed by Michael Walker, and THE BIT PLAYER for PBS. Guest star and other television credits include CBS’ GOD FRIENDED ME, BLUE BLOODS, Netflix’s DAREDEVIL & CBS’ UNFORGETTABLE. She has worked onstage at The Signature Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Hartford Stage, The Williamstown Theater Festival, The Guthrie Theater, and others. As a voice actor Kaliswa has appeared in various commercial ads, animation series (including Marvel), and her audiobook work can be found on Audible. She holds an MFA from American Conservatory Theater and a Certificate in Classical Theater from LAMDA in London.

Fierce Love Made Real — Shaka Senghor

Love. Period. with Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis

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Fierce Love Made Real — Shaka Senghor

Love. Period. with Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis

Shaka Senghor joins Jacqui for this episode of Love Period, part of our special mini-series celebrating Black History Month. Shaka’s priority is shifting societal narratives through storytelling and developing workshops with high entertainment value and deep social impact. Shaka Senghor is the Head of Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at TripActions. He is also the President of Shaka Senghor, Inc., and Founder of Redeemed Sole. Shaka is a former MIT Media Lab Director’s Fellow and a former Fellow in the inaugural class of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Community Leadership Network. His 2014 TED Talk was featured in their “Year in Ideas” roundup and has over 1.7 million views. In 2021, he was featured on the Nas track Composure. Shaka is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2012 Black Male Engagement (BME) Leadership Award, the 2015 Manchester University Innovator of the Year Award, the 2016 FORD Man of Courage Award, and the 2016 NAACP Great Expectations Award. He was recognized by OWN (the Oprah Winfrey Network) as a “Soul Igniter” in the inaugural class of the SuperSoul 100. He has taught at the University of Michigan and shares his story of redemption around the world.

Fierce Love Made Real — Ruby Sales

Love. Period. with Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis

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Fierce Love Made Real — Ruby Sales

Love. Period. with Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis

Civil Rights icon Ruby Sales joins Jacqui for this episode of Love Period, part of our special mini-series celebrating Black History Month. She’s a leader in the Southern Freedom Movement, and a mentor to many, including Jacqui. Listen in as she and Ruby discuss what it means to be Black in America today. Ruby Sales is the founder and director of the Spirit House Project. She joined the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in the 1960s as a teenager at Tuskegee University and went to work as a student freedom fighter in Lowndes County, Alabama. She is one of 50 African Americans to be spotlighted in the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC. A deeply committed social activist, scholar, administrator, manager, public theologian and educator in the areas of civil, gender and other human rights, Sales has preached around the country on race, class, gender and reconciliation. She has done groundbreaking work on community and nonviolence formation, and also serves as a national convener of the Every Church A Peace Church Movement. Throughout her career, Sales has mentored young people and provided support and venues for an intergenerational community of developing and seasoned social justice performing and creative artists. She has a deep commitment to providing the education, practical experiences, and frame of references to contest racism and add their voices to the public conversations on the many streams of oppression that emerge from them.

Fierce Love Made Real — Drew Jackson

Love. Period. with Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis

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Fierce Love Made Real — Drew Jackson

Love. Period. with Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis

Love Period is sharing a 4 part mini-series to celebrate Black History Month to close out Season 2. In this series, Jacqui is talking with friends about what it means to be Black in America today. Jacqui kicks off this series with poet, pastor, and peacemaker Drew Jackson. Drew E. Jackson is a poet who came late to writing poetry, although he would say that his love for the art form began with hip-hop, learning to put words together from Nas’ Illmatic. He writes at the intersection of justice, peace, and contemplation, having a passion to contribute toward a more just and whole world. Born in Williamstown, NJ, Drew currently calls New York City home. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Chicago and an M.A. in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. While he’s not traversing the world of poetry, Drew spends his time pastoring Hope East Village, a church that he planted in March of 2018. Drew also serves as the President of Pax, an organization focused on promoting the peace of Jesus in the 21st century. Drew is blessed to share life with his wife Genay, and their twin daughters Zora and Suhaila.