Episode 9: Jackie Buchanan

  • Jackie Buchanan works in education, is married to Matt and between them they share six children.
  • Jackie is talking about walking through the heartbreak of her first marriage ending in divorce. She discusses the difficulties of mothering her two babies as she walked such a hard road, working toward forgiveness, and overcoming the lie that she was unwanted.
  • Jackie reminds us of the importance of community, and the impact we can have by just showing up for those we love. Jackie describes what it looked like to forgive where no apology was given, and how forgiveness is about you and not the one who hurt you.

Intro and outro music provided by: Scott Holmes_Aspire

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Thanks to Jackie for joining About the Girls today.

Production and Editing by: Zack Anderson

Episode 8: Kasi Kennedy

  • Kasi Kennedy is the owner of Kasi Kennedy Productions, mom to her fur baby Bella, and loves working with her favorite group of teen girls through her volunteer work in church ministry.
  • Kasi is sharing her story of surviving sexual assault and how she learned to trust God and allow her community to help her heal. We talk about corporate culture regarding reporting assault, forgiveness, and the way Jesus pursues us in such a personal way.
  • Kasi reminds us that we are capable of not just surviving, but thriving. She shares her story with hope that other survivors will know they are seen and heard, and hopefully encouraged.

Intro and outro music provided by: Scott Holmes_Aspire

Mentioned:

  • Show Sponsor- Kasi Kennedy Productions, a production company specializing in storytelling through videography and photography.

Thanks to Kasi for joining About the Girls today. You can find Kasi here:

Instagram – kasikennedy1

Facebook – Kasi Kennedy

Production and Editing by: Kasi Kennedy

Episode 7: Jennifer Washington

  • Jennifer is a Nurse, a fitness junkie, and loves all things natural. She is married to her military man, Billy. Billy and Jennifer have a sweet 8 year old named, Jordan.
  • We discuss the season when Jordan was diagnosed with autism, and what that has meant for their family. Jennifer talks about educating herself, finding resources, and advocating for Jordan in situations where she needed to be his voice.
  • Jennifer reminds us that in a world where it is so easy to compare everything, including our children, it is so important to focus on our child individually and their specific growth. Jennifer’s goal is to inspire and encourage other moms who may be in a similar situation to keep fighting for their children.

Intro and outro music provided by: Scott Holmes_Aspire

Mentioned:

  • Louder Than Words, book by Jenny McCarthy

Thanks to Jennifer for joining About the Girls today. Jennifer would love to encourage you or answer any questions. You can find Jennifer here:

Instagram: jenn_w_22

Facebook: Jennifer Washington

Production and Editing by: Zack Anderson

Episode 6: Erin Hernandez

  • Erin is a Nurse Practitioner in the the NICU. She is married to the love of her life, Casey. Casey and Erin recently welcomed their first child, Harper Joy!
  • We discuss the unraveling of Erin’s first marriage, and the shame that came with divorce. We also talk about the difficulty in moving forward after closing that chapter.
  • Erin reminds us that we get to CHOOSE JOY! Even though her circumstances were so hard, Erin made the decision that bitterness would not be her story anymore. She points us back to Jesus and talks about how He was there the whole time.

Intro and outro music provided by: Scott Holmes_Aspire

Mentioned:

  • North Church, found on instagram @northchurch, @northchurchdc, and @guthrie_nc. Website can be found at www.north.church.

Show Sponsor: Jon Graves Realty

Instagram: JG Realty LLC

Jon@findyourspaces.com or (405) 640-7124

Thanks to Erin for joining About the Girls today. You can find Erin here:

Instagram: erinhernandez_nnp

Facebook: Erin Hernandez

Production and Editing by: Zack Anderson