With Host - Kathy Barrett
BEHIND THE CURTAIN
Host Kathy Barrett interviews people from around the world from writers to politicians to creatives and innovators who share how overcoming challenges and obstacles led them to discover their true life's purpose. Our guests are up to fascinating things in life, and all share a similar goal -- to contribute to our world in order to make it a better place to live for all of us. Tune in to inspired. Tune in to be informed.
I am captivated by the human spirit and possessed with documenting it in all forms of media. I feel especially devoted to giving those who don't have a voice a platform from which to speak. BTC provides the perfect virtual stage for that. Like seeing a beautiful painting or photograph that inspires us, our guests provide listeners with a reveal of their process toward realization and metamorphosis.
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GRACE UNDER FIRE
Grace McKinnon, a licensed graduate social worker from Washington, D.C. left a meeting with a client one morning feeling a sense of urgency. On route to her office she travels down a street she normally doesn't take and comes across two police officers in a heated confrontation with a young homeless man. Anthony Williams has mental health issues and has been homeless since his mother died of colon cancer a few years ago. Weapons drawn, the police command Anthony to get down on the ground. Anthony is armed with a knife but most homeless people are. Living on the streets and in shelters is dangerous.
Grace stops her car and places herself between the police and Anthony all while recording the incident on her cell phone. Too many innocent black men have been killed under these same circumstances and Grace is determined to see that it doesn't happen on her watch.
The police urge Grace to get out of the way but she chooses instead to convince the young homeless man to cooperate. "They're killing us out here. It's not worth dying over..." she pleads. Anthony feels a connection to Grace as he looks into her eyes. He doesn't know that Grace has walked in his shoes being homeless during most of her childhood. The young homeless man Anthony feels her compassion and complies with her call for him to surrender.
Tune in to hear the incredible life story of Grace McKinnon who now dedicates her time and passion to helping the neediest and most vulnerable people in our society.
With a heart that knows no boundaries she is healing our world one person at a time.