Melinda Tankard Reist – Rejecting Sexploitation

Melinda Tankard Reist founded Collective Shout ten years ago, a grassroots campaigns movement for a world free of sexploitation in all its forms. She’s an author, speaker, media commentator, blogger and advocate for women and girls.

Melinda is best known for her work addressing sexualization, objectification, harms of pornography, sexual exploitation, trafficking, and violence against women.

Constant abuse and sometimes even death threats have become common occurrences for Melinda Tankard Reist. Those reactions only serve to highlight the seriousness of the topics that she raises in our society.

I was honoured to have her join me on my podcast, Bleeding Daylight. You can hear our discussion by looking for Bleeding Daylight wherever you find podcasts, or listen using the media player below.

The issues raised are very important and so I urge you to share this episode with others.



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Meg Glesener – Finding Home

Meg Glesener is a remarkable woman who has turned a traumatic upbringing into a life that brings love and hope to so many.

Meg’s home is one marked by openness, safety, and love but her experience of a family home growing up was starkly different.

These days, she hosts and produces the podcast Letters from Home. I’m honored to have her join me as a guest on the latest episode of Bleeding Daylight.

You can hear her story on Bleeding Daylight wherever you find podcasts or click play on the audio player below.



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Shea Watson – Tragedy into Testimony

Many of us face difficulties, but how do you hold out hope when life continues to push you back down, leaving you broken?

Shea Watson has seen some of the worst that life can bring. From times of brokenness and not being able to see any hope at all, he’s now able to offer lasting hope to others, a hope that transcends it all.

“This is a message that heals people, and that healing … I can’t even describe the healing but I know that it’s there and I know that it’s real and it hasn’t gone away.” – Shea Watson

He co-hosts The Pantry Podcast with his wife, Michelle.

Shea shared his inspiring story with me on my podcast, Bleeding Daylight. You can listen wherever you find podcasts, or click play on the audio player below.



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Jane’alam Sheikh – Potential Unlocked

Jane’alam Sheikh grew up in Kolkata, India. As a young boy, he saw people starving and suffering in the slums of that city.

The experiences of his youth gave him a heart to make a difference for people living in poverty.

He studied in the UK, graduating from Manchester University with a Masters in Business Administration. He then co-founded Pursuit International, an organization working to empower people restricted by physical and spiritual poverty to pursue a life of hope and purpose.

Jane’ and I spoke about his early life and what has happened since on my podcast, Bleeding Daylight.

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Rob Mason – Shame Off You

In a world of frantic busyness and increased anxiety, Rob Mason’s book Shame Off You deserves to be on everyone’s bookshelf. As well as telling Rob’s personal story of anxiety and shame, it’s a practical book that will hand every reader the keys to begin a journey towards better mental health.

In the most recent episode of my podcast, Bleeding Daylight, we take an honest and open look into Rob’s inner life and the lessons he’s learned along the way.

Rob Mason suffered with the shame associated with chronic anxiety and panic attacks for over 10 years but he says that what he once thought would ruin his life, has in fact, enhanced it. As a church pastor and sports chaplain for nearly 30 years, he’s had the privilege of walking alongside thousands of people, struggling with their emotional wellbeing.

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