Ayden Mekus is a part-time actor, model, social media influencer, full-time teenager, and loves playing sports. His main message is having “positive vibes while spreading kindness.”
Jeremy Melloul is a passionate individual looking to make a change by helping others become sober and share the journeys of other people, including himself. He is the founder of his own clothing brand MOLT. He is proud to be sober for 14 years.
Foster Care Reform Advocate and Professional Track and Field Athlete Steven Benedict is an Olympic Qualifier and winner of prestigious invitationals nationwide. Steven Benedict’s path to success is all the more remarkable given his early abusive childhood with his biological parents forcing he and his brother to be placed in the Foster Care System. After spending some time in foster care, eventually he and his brother were adopted by wonderful parents, but then precipitously ended when his adopted parents both died prematurely.
Jay Jackson, aka Laganja Estranja, is a passionate individual who is never not busy as a choreographer, music artist, Cannabis advocate, LGBTQ+ icon and an overall queen! As a trans individual, she has truly learned more about herself through expression and her passions. After discovering her true self, she wants to help others by advocating trans rights and the expression of oneself. She was best known on television shows such as RuPaul’s Drag Race on season 6 as well as seasons 15 and 16 of “So You Think You Can Dance.”
Rohini Moradi is the face behind the Magic Inclined community. Her internal, investigative adventure led her to share her inner world with others through the Akashic records. Her purpose is to show how unique and special every individual is and to embrace it fully.
Amy Pinder is the executive director of Accessible Festivals, a non profit that is dedicated to making music and recreation accessible to people of all abilities. She is also a speech language therapist with a private practice that focuses on combining recreational activities to make learning and improving communication skills a whole lot of fun.
Allen Maldonado is an actor who promotes peace, tranquility, and positive energy.
After getting her start as a content creator on YouTube, Kelsi Davies was inspired by a friend to join TikTok. She has made a name for herself on the platform with unique paranormal content, acting skits, and choreography. Her content quickly went viral and she has built a loyal fanbase. Some of her most popular videos feature a haunted doll she named Lola and you can watch one here. Davies is also a psychic medium who discovered her ability to connect with spirits on the other side at a young age. After a recent spiritual awakening, she has made it her mission to connect loved ones with their deceased relatives and show her followers that not all spirits are evil or scary. Her successful YouTube channel, where she gives viewers insight into her everyday life while also incorporating her love of the paranormal.
In today’s world, resilience is one of the most valuable qualities one should learn. Over the course of the past year, we have all been affected by a global pandemic, seen multiple fights for justice, and have dealt with our own personal challenges in life as well, which is why being resilient is so important. Learning to overcome obstacles that come in your way, or bouncing back from a setback is something that will help you persevere and become the best version of yourself that you can be.
Juliet Ramos is a survivor, mental health advocate, and podcast host. Ramos owns and operates the BrokenGirl Unchained (BGU) brand, including, of course, her BGU podcast, her BGU blog, and other creative projects and entrepreneurial pursuits. She explores various topics in her articles and episodes—such as mental health, loss, love and sex, and heartbreak and divorce—and she is completely “unchained” when speaking on these subjects, offering both her personal opinions and professionals’ perspectives.