On this week’s edit, Anna talks to speaker, activist and the Founder of Broke Budget and Small Step Credit, Bridgette Simpson. A recent graduate of the True Story Talks speaker training program, who spent a decade behind bars, Bridgette now works as a Financial Coach for folks looking to break free from broke mindsets and find liberation after incarceration.
Other topics discussed on this edit:
> Racism, Domestic Violence and Abuse
> Language Justice
> Incarceration and life after incarceration
> Financial + Mindset Freedom
> The Justice + Jail system
> Suicide and Mental Health
> Movement for Black Lives
> Impacts of language, poverty and oppression
> Becoming Oprah 2.0
About the Guest:
Survivor. Teacher. Artist. Author. Liberator. Wayfinder. Jamaican Boss Lady.
Those are just some of the ways Bridgette Simpson shows up in her life and in her powerful work.
Formerly incarcerated for a decade, Bridgette is now the host of her own podcast and CEO of the platform Broke Budget, where she works as a Financial Coach for folks looking to break free from broke mindsets, shift into empowerment, and simultaneously break down barriers that imprison marginalized people (physically, socially, financially, and emotionally)— barriers that block them from attaining full liberation.
Anna was born with a deep fascination for letters - a fascination that deepened when she discovered those letters could turn into words, those words into sentences and those sentences into stories. Not surprisingly, Anna graduated from The University of Victoria, with a Degree in both English and Gender Studies, fuelling her eventual mission to put the power of words back into the hands of women.
Despite multiple other certifications along the way, including one with world-renowned author and personal transformation pioneer, Deepak Chopra, it was ultimately her personal battle with post-traumatic stress, depression and anxiety that became the catalyst for the work she does now, as she helps pave the way for others to live with vulnerability and courage whether they are online, offline or on stage.
She is currently completing her Masters degree in Professional Communication at Royal Roads University in Victoria, British Columbia.
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