The She Said Project Podcast Something powerful happens when everyday women come together to share their extraordinary stories before a live audience. Join our hosts, Co-Founder Kerry Rossow and National Director, Jenette Jurczyk, each week as they visit with some incredible women who braved the microphone to share their stories on the She Said stage.
That's What She Said

The She Said Project Podcast

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Something powerful happens when everyday women come together to share their extraordinary stories before a live audience. Join our hosts, Co-Founder Kerry Rossow and National Director, Jenette Jurczyk, each week as they visit with some incredible women who braved the microphone to share their stories on the She Said stage.

Most Recent Episodes

Episode 24: Visiting with Michelle Vought and her story, "No More Miss Priss"

Our hosts Kerry and Jenette meet up with Michelle Vought to remember her funny, yet empowering story "No More Miss Priss," shared in one of our virtual She Said Story Sharing Showcases. Quiet and obedient while growing up, Shelly learned to embrace her inner superhero and blossom into Michelle, the self-assured woman who figures out how to do things her way from now on.

Episode 24: Visiting with Michelle Vought and her story, "No More Miss Priss"

Episode 23: Visiting with Vera Traver and her story, "Make A Wish"

Episode 23: Visiting with Vera Traver and her story, "Make A Wish"

In "Make A Wish," Vera Traver reveals a long and traumatic journey with addiction and loss. Through her recovery, she is reunited with all six of her children, and she is made whole again.

Episode 23: Visiting with Vera Traver and her story, "Make A Wish"

Episode 22: Visiting with Kelly Hill and her story, "Title IX Gave Me My Wings"

Kelly Hill visits with hosts Jenette and Kerry to talk about her appearance in the 2020 live That's What She Said show in Champaign, IL. In her story, "Title IX Gave Me My Wings," Kelly shares her passion for team sports and coaching as well as the struggles she had to overcome to have both a career and a family.

Episode 22: Visiting with Kelly Hill and her story, "Title IX Gave Me My Wings"

Episode 21: Visiting With Lisa Kumagai And Her Story, "You Are Allowed To Be Here."

In her story, "You Are Allowed to Be Here," Lisa Kumagai from Torrance, CA shares the heart-wrenching story of her husband's suicide and her own journey of healing and forgiveness. From our very first virtual She Said Story Sharing Showcase, she read a letter she wrote to her old self from "before" and we learn how she has coped with her tragedy to become a stronger version of herself.

Episode 21: Visiting With Lisa Kumagai And Her Story, "You Are Allowed To Be Here."

Episode 20: Visiting with Isak Griffiths and her story "Soggy Teddy Bear"

Isak Griffiths chose to share a dark story from her past, a side of her that many in the Champaign-Urbana community do not know. In 'Soggy Teddy Bear,' she reveals some difficult challenges from her past and reminisces with our hosts how powerful the experience of sharing those dark secrets can be to leading a full and happy life.

Episode 20: Visiting with Isak Griffiths and her story "Soggy Teddy Bear"

Episode 19: Visiting with Angela Shelton and her story "Use Your Sword"

Angela appeared in the very first That's What She Said, back in 2013 and has been off and running influencing people with her films, her podcast and her mission to teach everyone that they can overcome their own trauma. This hilarious look back to her performance reminds us all that you can "Use Your Sword."

Episode 19: Visiting with Angela Shelton and her story "Use Your Sword"

Episode 18: Visiting with Klevah Knox and her story "Amongst Queens"

Klevah speaks from the heart about the women of importance in her life and their struggles. She shares her unique "spoken-word" style story and updates our audience on what she has been up to since appearing on the She Said stage back in 2015.

Episode 18: Visiting with Klevah Knox and her story "Amongst Queens"

Episode 17: Visiting with Genevieve Pilon and her story "Serenity"

Genevieve was part of the very first cast in Bloomington-Normal and shared her story, "Serenity" about her journey to be confident in her life, after a long and painful struggle accepting that she was gay. She shares with Jenette and Kerry how much impact that opportunity had on her personal life after the show and her hopes that her story will bring peace to others who are struggling with self-acceptance.

Episode 17: Visiting with Genevieve Pilon and her story "Serenity"

Episode 16: Visiting with Tanisha King-Taylor and her story "Just a Black Girl"

Tanisha King-Taylor is just a powerful speaker. In her story, "Just a Black Girl," she shared with the Champaign-Urbana audience what it was like to grow up on the south side of Chicago and the obstacles she had to overcome to be a symbol of Black Excellence.

Episode 16: Visiting with Tanisha King-Taylor and her story "Just a Black Girl"

Episode 15: Visiting with Meenu Bhaskar and her story, "When Do I Get To Be Me?"

The moment that Meenu Bhaskar stood on stage with a microphone in the 2019 'That's What She Said,' in Bloomington-Normal, it was clear to the audience how significant it was that a girl raised in India would actually now be allowed to speak her mind and share her story.

Episode 15: Visiting with Meenu Bhaskar and her story, "When Do I Get To Be Me?"

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