JUST SAY IT

Nov 17 2020 36 mins

Stories, Conversations and Questions - with host Jen SluMac. Author of soulnotskin: becoming the me i was meant to be - available on Amazon or at www.soulnotskin.com























Charles Ryan, Reentry Mentor & More
Aug 05 2020 29 mins  
S01 E15 - Charles Ryan, A mentor to formerly-incarcerated men (among other things)JUST SAY IT podcast with host and author, Jen SluMac: Seeking Beloved Community through stories, conversations and questions. Learn more at her website.This conversation took place around 2018. I met Charles through work we were both doing at a company called Five Keys Charter Schools. We went into the jails and prisons to serve as teachers and mentors. I loved this mans heart immediately, and his story is a story the world needs to hear.Charles is a bright light in a messy world. I’m better for knowing him.Find Charles on FacebookAbout Jen SluMac: Jen SluMac is a hope dealer, living a life that aims to make the world beautiful and just for all. She aims to be part of the solution in a world tormented by fear and violence, separateness and isolation. Jen agrees with Mother Teresa who said, “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”Jen's debut novel, soulnotskin: becoming the me I was meant to be, was inspired by true events. As a queer woman longing for a faith community, her road has been complicated but never deterred. She found her ministry in storytelling… read full bio hereAuthor of soulnotskin: becoming the me I was meant to beBuy Jen’s book soulnotskin at Amazon (available as kindle, audible & paperback)Jen’s website: https://www.soulnotskin.comCredits:Produced, recorded, content editing by Jen SluMacAudio/Content Editing by Stephanie Lamond--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jen-slumac/message




Leo Mercer, Mercer Brotherhood, Part III
Jul 05 2020 52 mins  
S01 E13 - Talking with Leo, part 3 - This conversation is the final in this series. For the sake of context: It took place a year and a half AFTER the last episode, and about two months before the murder of George Floyd.JUST SAY IT podcast with host and author, Jen SluMac: Seeking Beloved Community through stories, conversations and questions. Learn more at her website.This is part two of a 5 part series talking with a man named Leo Mercer. He was born and raised in Oakland CA and we met each other in the midst of some restorative/social justice work we were both involved around 2010. He’s become a leader of his generation, an advocate for the value of his own life and the value of black lives in general. He is a musician, founder of the Mercer Brotherhood and a Mentor at DetermiNation Black Mens Group. He is featured in the documentary The Lost Element.Leo is a bright light in a messy world. I’m better for knowing him. Mercer Brotherhood Website The Lost Element Trailer DetermiNation Black Men’s Group Mercer Brotherhood on YouTubeAbout Jen SluMac: Jen SluMac is a hope dealer, living a life that aims to make the world beautiful and just for all. She aims to be part of the solution in a world tormented by fear and violence, separateness and isolation. Jen agrees with Mother Teresa who said, “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”Jen's debut novel, soulnotskin: becoming the me I was meant to be, was inspired by true events. As a queer woman longing for a faith community, her road has been complicated but never deterred. She found her ministry in storytelling… read full bio here Author of soulnotskin: becoming the me I was meant to be Buy Jen’s book soulnotskin at Amazon (available as kindle, audible & paperback) Jen’s website: https://www.soulnotskin.comCredits: Produced, recorded, content editing by Jen SluMac Audio/Content Editing by Stephanie Lamond--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jen-slumac/message


Leo Mercer, Mercer Brotherhood, Part II
Jun 18 2020 37 mins  
S01 E12 - Talking with Leo, part 2JUST SAY IT podcast with host and author, Jen SluMac: Seeking Beloved Community through stories, conversations and questions. Learn more at her website.This is part two of a 5 part series talking with a man named Leo Mercer. He was born and raised in Oakland CA and we met each other in the midst of some restorative/social justice work we were both involved around 2010. He’s become a leader of his generation, an advocate for the value of his own life and the value of black lives in general. He is a musician, founder of the Mercer Brotherhood and a Mentor at DetermiNation Black Mens Group. He is featured in the documentary The Lost Element.Leo is a bright light in a messy world. I’m better for knowing him. Mercer Brotherhood Website The Lost Element Trailer DetermiNation Black Men’s Group Mercer Brotherhood on YouTubeAbout Jen SluMac:Jen SluMac is a hope dealer, living a life that aims to make the world beautiful and just for all. She aims to be part of the solution in a world tormented by fear and violence, separateness and isolation. Jen agrees with Mother Teresa who said, “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”Jen's debut novel, soulnotskin: becoming the me I was meant to be, was inspired by true events. As a queer woman longing for a faith community, her road has been complicated but never deterred. She found her ministry in storytelling… read full bio here Author of soulnotskin: becoming the me I was meant to be Buy Jen’s book soulnotskin at Amazon (available as kindle, audible & paperback) Jen’s website: https://www.soulnotskin.comCredits: Produced, recorded, content editing by Jen SluMac Audio/Content Editing by Stephanie Lamond--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jen-slumac/message



























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