Meet Sofiya Cheyenne, actor/dancer/singer/writer and disability advocate. And there’s more- much more. Sofiya is a chair member with Little People of America though don’t let her 4”1” size fool you – she’s a trail blazer and powerhouse of many sorts including her devotion to educating the public on Dwarfism, teaching empathy to teenagers through drama therapy and her determination and resiliency …
Some call Kristina Kuzmic their sanitation engineer, chef, chauffeur, and conflict resolution guru…those would be her three favorite clients, her children. Oprah said she wants to be like Kristina and it’s no wonder with millions of You Tube views and multiple media outlets including, The Huffington Post calling Kristina’s work “Parenting comedy at its best”. Hear Kristina’s candid talk with Mark as she shares the not so good times that propelled her forward in life both personally and professionally. She can really cook, she has excellent parenting chops and is wickedly funny though Mark’s favorite Kristina characteristic is her willingness to share her blunders and rock bottom experience. www.kristinakuzmic.com
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Dr Christine Moutier, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Chief Medical Officer gives insight on mental illness including CDC findings, AFSP’s ambitious goal of reducing suicide, self talk that people with depression often experience and how the significance for the overnight walk goes way beyond raising money. Melissa Penn, Co-Founder of the NYC Hemophilia Walk discusses how her first child’s diagnosis prompted she and her husband to create a NYC hemophilia walk which has grown to 40 states. This power couple also founded Happy Fest which was featured on Insight several weeks ago. www.nyhemophilia.org
Mark’s talks for schools (5-12 grades), college and corporate on: overcoming adversity, mental health, anti-bullying, drugs/alcohol and more leave audiences empowered, enlightened and knowing that their difference makes them stronger. www.markfarrellmotivation.com
Co-Founders of Happy Fest and visionary entrepreneurs Melissa Penn and Adam Stengel (pictured center and right) talk about their incredible one of a kind inaugural family event created so everyone can experience fun through sport. It’s a wildly exciting family day that’s inclusive for ALL ages, ALL abilities and wheelchair accessible. Join Mark as he hosts this wildly fun obstacle course run, live music, food and more on Saturday May 21st at RacewayPark, Englishtown, NJ. www.happyfestnj.com
Kayla Kahn and Samantha Stewart, co-founders of Motovaded Magazine – share how their vastly different backgrounds brought them together as a couple and to create an innovative platform where stories of love and loss, hope and despair depict how courageous and strong people are, especially in times of adversity. www.motovadedmagazine.com
Carly Fleischmann is an incredible 21-year old non-verbal woman who is not only hysterical as a talk show host where her Autism doesn’t limit or define her, she’s living her dream that includes having Channing Tatum as her very first guest.
And Mark talks about the rock show of the year, boxer/hero “Sugar” Shane Mosley and what cities are NOT following South Carolina’s transgender blunder.
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President/CEO of Bike NY, Ken Podziba shares how exhilarating riding 40 miles on traffic free streets, over iconic bridges, through 5 boroughs with 32,000 riders can be. Tom Brady is completely deflated and flabbergasted after his 4 game suspension remains…justice after all! Learn how a textalyzer will hopefully become law and make roads safer for people who like to drive while driving. And hear how Ted Cruz’s crew ejected a 16 year old transgender teen for being, transgender. Shame of you TD!
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Yeah, heavy show. Not one of Mark’s typical feel good, uplifting show though Mark’s candor and surreal experiences always come with positivity.
www.markfarrellmotivation.com for college, corporate, high school talks on overcoming adversity, celebrating differences and more vital topics. See the review page on Mark’s riveting talks that are all from personal experience.
The San Francisco Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired present Cycle For Sight to benefit their Enchanted Hills Camp for the blind. Director , Tony Fletcher shares with Mark how this vital event gives both visually impaired and blind cyclists the opportunity to experience one of the most liberating events – riding a tandem bicycle with the guidance of a sighted pilot. To register, volunteer, donate: www.cycle4sight.com Peggy Farrell, or as Mark calls her – Mom, talks about her introduction to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) in 1992 when her son Michael (Mark’s brother) died by suicide and how AFSP provided invaluable support services and how Peggy realized that she could be a source of hope for others. Hence being the recipient of the inaugural Peggy Farrell Survivor award. My Mom ROCKS! American Idol contestant, Dalton was voted off though in Mark’s eyes he’s the winner for sharing that he’s bi-polar with the world! Way to end stigma and be proud of who you are.
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Independent Producer, Interpreter and indomitable force Jo Ann Dean (www.signmation.com) shares her multi-prong work that will ultimately have all films accessible for everyone. A mission equally significant to Michele Spitz (www.womanofherword.com ) – voice-over artist, philanthropist and trail blazer, to also have films and more accessible. These two remarkable woman share with Mark how their life experiences shaped their goals, how their lives intersected and through their tireless effort the movie industry will be inclusive.
Plus, the NFL’s long overdue admission that constant blows to one’s noggin while playing America’s most dangerous sport is hazardous and why this statement comes now. This and more all while Mark sports his new kilt during one of the most beloved and despised days in NYC.
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The 8th Annual Reelabilities NY Disabilities Film Festival is happening in numerous venues throughout the city March 10-16. Director of Reelabilities, Isaac Zablocki joins Mark to talk about the incredible lineup of feature films, documentaries, shorts and more. www.reelabilities.com for complete NYC festival lineup.
The wrong precedent was set by the South Orange Maplewood School Board to keep baseball coach Fischetti of Columbia High School in Maplewood NJ on the field regardless of his alleged bullying tactics. But hey – they won the championship last year so the well being of students does not trump winning streaks! And hear how Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder rocked out at his former high school and how the Stones go for Brown Sugar in Cuba.
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