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Lauren Weiniger, Founder of The SAFE App on Safe Sex and Tech
In continuation of our Sexual Health Awareness series, we interviewed Lauren Weiniger, founder of The SAFE App, which allows you to privately show your verified STD status on your phone, check your partners, and get tested for $99 or use your insurance to pay for it.STD testing was in dire need of an update and Lauren wasted no time bringing this innovative idea to life. In this incredibly insightful Good Work episode, we talk building a health care start-up in a billion-dollar market, the struggles, and progressions of health care itself, cautionary tales of former tech giants like Elizabeth Holmes, and the consistent rise of STDs moving in tandem with dating apps.Download the SAFE App at: @thesafeappIG: @laurenweinigerVisit Down to Donate at: @_downtodonateTwitter: @_downtodonateIG: monpuffycombs
Peter Borenstein of RJ Fund on Prison Reform
This week we speak to Peter Borenstein of the Restorative Justice Fund. RJ Fund provides full-service legal representation to lifers coming home after decades of incarceration. RJ Fund has recovered over $1,000,000 in assets to the formerly incarcerated, whose family, friends, and foes tried to take advantage of them while behind bars. With no one, especially the legal system, to help recover what is legally and rightfully theirs, because of their criminal history. We ask that you think about humanity first and criminality last, and more importantly, how the success of the formerly incarcerated impacts your life directly. When you weigh out the costs that go into arresting, prosecuting, and locking up criminals, it might be in our best interest, especially economically, to make sure they have a smooth transition to the outside, in order to become a happy and contributing member of society. Visit them at: Visit Down to Donate! & IG: @_downtodonate@monpuffycombs
Kristiana Tarnuzzer of The Cause Bar on Living an Impactful Life
Kristiana is the founder of The Cause Bar. What started out in 2018 as an LA-based digital and IRL community resource for supporting sustainable, ethical brands as well as conscious and impactful experiences, is quickly shifting into a program designed for aspiring philanthropists, which we’ll touch more on later.Kristiana has made it her beeswax to focus on community service in both big and small ways, whether it be co-founding a New York City-based nonprofit and taking international mission trips, or simply just having her kids wrap birthday gifts for underserved children.With her decades of experience in supporting conscious brands and trustworthy nonprofits, she is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to making a social impact of any size.Visit Them At: Down to Donate At:
The Destination Impact Team on Travel with a Purpose
This week, we’re speaking to the founders of a travel startup called Destination Impact.They plan incredible trips abroad where they travel with a purpose by building relationships with locals in places like Kenya, Haiti, or Morocco, and then find out the needs of these communities and learn about how they can help. By simply listening to the people in these areas, Destination Impact then works with schools and community leaders to help provide basic necessities like water, education materials, and cultural exchanges. Destination Impact not only travel to these exotic places and give back where they're welcome to, but they also aim to change the stigma that these countries aren't just poverty-stricken rural areas, they're rich with culture, kindness, natural beauty, and willingness to learn.Keep up with Destination Impact's amazing travels and stories:
Shayna Fowler, Founder of Khana, The World's Most Powerful Pair of Panties
As a part of our celebration for September's Sexual Health Awareness Month, we've interviewed Shayna Fowler, founder of Khana, the world's most powerful pair of panties.For every pair you buy, a girl in Uganda gets a free pair of period-proof panties, which could be her ticket to getting the education she deserves.Khana believes that when a girl's basic needs are met, she can focus less on surviving in the world and more on transforming it.Shayna founded Khana after learning that 8,000,000 girls in sub-Saharan Africa who would eventually miss school so frequently that they would stop going entirely just because they didn't have access to menstrual products. Visit Khana at: @khanapantiesTwitter: @khanapantiesIG: @shayna_fowlerTwitter: @shayna_fowlerVisit Down to Donate at: @_downtodonateTwitter: @_downtodonateIG: monpuffycombs
Wendy Cohen, President of Picture Motion on Community
This week we have Wendy Cohen, President of Picture Motion, an award-winning impact agency for film and entertainment, in the house talking about how media directly impacts us and how it can be used as a force for good. She has helped get films like Lion, Fed Up, Won't You Be My Neighbor, and more recently, Knock Down to House onto our screens, and right into our hearts. In our chat, we talk about community building, why it's so important to meet people where they're already at, and how her and the Picture Motion team have contributed to keeping our generation woke by converting emotion into action. Listen to the episode and then check them out: check us out too!
Alicia and James Hadlock of BluNovus on Addiction
This week, after an overly long hiatus, we're talking addiction. But not just any kind of addiction, the subtle kind that goes often unnoticed in the workplace, costing Americans nearly half a trillion dollars annually. We spoke to the founders of BluNovus, a nonprofit based out of Utah founded by Alicia and James Hadlock that focuses on treating the root of addiction. They refer to themselves as a human connection company, which is exactly what they do -- connect with people and provide personal and professional resources to overcome their mental struggles. Stay up to date and learn about the facts and statistics that come with addiction and mental health disorders by visiting BluNovus. If you know someone who is suffering or you are suffering yourself, just be know that there is help and hope available to you.Find more about BluNovus here: you want to be a change-maker like Alicia and James but don't have the time or resources, start your charity subscription at Down to Donate where your microdonations can make a big impact.Learn more about Down to Donate at:
Good Work is a social impact podcast about good people doing good sh*t. Each week will be will be interviewing innovative people in industries varying from food, fashion, blockchain, travel, and literally any type of profession you can think of, who all saw a social problem, and decided to be the ones who’ll fix it. 
Kimberly Wilson of Hued on Race Equality in Healthcare
Welcome to the first episode of Good Work FM! A social impact podcast about good people doing good sh*t. For our first episode, Monica interviews Kimberly Wilson, founder of HuedCo (, an app that helps people of color find doctors of color to fight the inequalities that POC's face regularly within the healthcare system. Kimberly began her push to demand action within the health care system when she was faced with racism by doctors who ignored her dangerous health problems and ultimately created the service she wished she had when her road to recovery began.Find HuedCo At @huedcoTwitter: @HuedcoFollow Good WorkIG: @goodworkpodcastFollow Down to Donate @_downtodonateTwitter: @_downtodonateFollow MonicaIG: @monpuffycombs
Shayna Fowler, Founder of Khana, Panties That Make Education Possible
Khana believes that when a girl's basic needs are met, she can focus less on surviving in the world and more on transforming it.Shayna founded Khana after learning that 8,000,000 girls in sub-Saharan Africa who would eventually miss school so frequently that they would stop going entirely just because they didn't have access to menstrual products.Shayna Fowler founded Khana, a nonprofit on a mission to ensure every girl has the panties she needs to manage menstruation and stay in school. Khana's impact is funded by donations and online sales. Visit Khana at: @khanapantiesTwitter: @khanapantiesIG: @shayna_fowlerTwitter: @shayna_fowlerVisit Down to Donate at: @_downtodonateTwitter: @_downtodonateIG: monpuffycombs
Vy Tran of Wonder Hoodie on Gun Control and Safety
While mixing and mastering this episode, six more officers became victims of gun violence in Philadelphia. Vy Tran, the founder of Wonder Hoodie, is on a mission to protect people all over the world from gun violence with her casual wear bulletproof clothing. For every 10 units she sells, she donates one to teachers, students, and people in need. For more info on Wonder Hoodie: Their Site: more info on Down to Donate: Our Site:
Kathy Terry, Founder of inLieu on Giving Back and Working Hard
THE GIVING EPISODEThis week on Good Work FM, we talk to Kathy Terry, founder of inLieu, an app that lets you instantly make a donation to any nonprofit in lieu of a gift.Kathy talks about the uphill battle she faced when building inLieu, how the community of Austin, Texas had her back when she thought she couldn't make it, and how ready people are to stop creating waste through gift-giving and start creating social impact by donating to nonprofits. Follow inLieu:Website: Us:Website:
Yang Hong, Founder of Shoshin Insights on Maneuvering Adulthood
This is the episode you'll want to listen to ahead of Thanksgiving Dinner, especially if you're worried about being asked what exactly it is you're doing with your life.Here we explore that there is absolutely zero shame in not knowing what's next.This week, we talk to Yang Hong, founder of Shoshin Insights, a data and engineering consultancy specializing in machine intelligence for social impact.She’s also a founder of Kaizen Collective, which is composed of a tiny, select tribe of empathetic consultants with deep expertise in full-stack engineering, machine learning / AI, data science, design, product, security, and social impact.There’s more. She’s a member of South Park Commons an invite-only community of technologists, tinkerers and entrepreneurs who have come together to freely learn, explore new ideas, and help each other launch their next ventures.That's not all She also sits on the board of directors for One World Children's Fund - A nonprofit with over two decades of experience in building a unique portfolio of 50 vetted innovative grassroots nonprofits in 25 countries, providing health, education, safety, wellbeing, and opportunity for 500,000 children and youth around the world. And if that’s not enough, she’s also an expert in data engineering, data science, machine learning, and Artificial intelligence.But Yang wasn’t always all of these things. In fact, much like us, she felt completely lost not that long ago.Yang’s Jill-of-all-trades approach to being successful, however you may define what success is, is to me, the epitome of both Millennials and Gen-Z life. We worry we’re not doing enough, not keeping up with our peers, not getting enough likes or follows, not growing as quickly as whoever on the Forbes 30-under-30 lists…or simply, just not being enough. But in reality, as cheesy as it sounds, so many of us are doing the best we can with what we’ve got. And if we’re anything like Yang, we’re actually on track to do exactly what we love and make a career out of it.So before you start beating yourself up over how much you didn’t get done this year, listen to this episode and know that you are not alone and not finished doing.
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Apr 12th, 2019
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Dec 5th, 2019
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