Welcome to Episode 9 of The Choose Kindness Podcast!! Thank you so much for your endless support! In this episode, I chat with Taylor M. Parker and Kirah Horne about the importance of finding the good and choosing kindness every day. Taylor and Kirah share their stories as well as the challenges they've faced along the way. They give insight into what it means to be an everyday philanthropist and why we should be intentionally kind. They give advice for someone experiencing the effects of bullying and for those "struggling in silence". Thank you for listening!
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Learn more about Taylor and Kirah:
Taylor M. Parker (They/Them/Theirs)
Taylor M. Parker is a lifelong practitioner of love, gratitude, and relentless hope. Along with their time as a Channel Kindness Reporter, they also work with Born This Way Foundation as Special Projects Intern, Program Intern, and recipient of the Channel Kindness Award - Indianapolis. They hold both a B.A. and M.A. in Philanthropic Studies from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Twice described as “a national treasure,” Taylor is dedicated to actively working towards a kinder and braver world by supporting youth-led civic engagement and mental wellness.
KIRAH HORNE (She/Her/Hers)
My name is Kirah Horne. I am 20 years old and I’m from Auburn, WA. I am studying Psychology and French with a minor in Law and Justice at Central Washington University and I was in the 2018 class of Channel Kindness Reporters. I really enjoy doing special effects makeup and finding ways to make sure people have a good day because I find it to be extremely important.
A note from the Host:
As someone who was personally impacted by bullying, I believe that we have to have an ongoing dialogue about it and also share stories of hope with those that need to hear them most. I am hoping to manifest never-ending kindness.
Remember to stay strong, always focus on the light, and choose kindness forever and always. I can't wait to hear from you!