I am very proud to announce the first podcast episode of "Thoughts From A Lezzymom" is now available on iTunes. You can subscribe and listen to it here. Please use the tell your friends link in iTunes and spread the word about the show.
In the premier podcast, I cover recent developments in California’s Prop 8. We interviewed a special guest Annie Loyd from the Fusion Foundation, fusionfoundation.org. Annie discusses how to get involved and her story about being a community organizer. We wrapped things up with a final thought about Pepsi and their donations to LGBT causes.
The show will always feature a song from an unknown artist This episode the song comes from the Pod Safe Music Network and is by artist Carly Patterson called Temporary Life - Ordinary Girl.
More info about the show found on lezzymom.blogspot.com. Email your comments and show ideas to email@example.com .
Annie Loyd, she is simply, a "social architect." One that sees things that aren't quite right and tries to find solutions. She works to bring people together and empower them.
This year Annie has run for the U.S. Congress, started Get Out The Vote here in Arizona for the LGBT community, and was one of the founding members of the group H.E.R.O. (Human Equal Rights Organizers). By doing all of this Annie was given the title Woman of the Year by Echo Magazine, Arizona's largest LGBT publication.
Anni runs The Fusion Foundation and One Planet magazine. The Fusion offers a venue for people to unite for a common cause. One Planet magazine was created to offer solutions within the 12 segments of society without casting blame or criticizing others. It is an inclusive media product empowering all to be leaders.
Assuming leadership, on a grass roots basis, is what has defined Annie for 25 years. She has taken the lead in multiple organizations with diverse interests; she has lectured on leadership for years. As a social architect, Annie has been a tireless leader. Born in South Dakota, Annie witnessed a host of challenges regarding the Native American and mental health communities, business owners, farmers and ranchers. She was educated at St. Martins Academy and through her parents, learned about the importance of leadership and giving back to her community. She moved to LA in her 20s, where she managed an 82-bed residential youth facility. Following the Rodney King incident, she organized and led the facility to a peaceful resolution during ensuing riots. With family roots dating back 50 years in the Valley, Annie settled in Phoenix in her late 20s and began playing a support role to many politicians, community organizations and business owners-- while she owned and managed a construction business.