January 2017 Podcast- STAR002: Restorying and Raising Critical Consciousness through Peer Support

Our second STAR Center podcast episode 002 is a chance to take a step back and share a little more about who we are, why we are doing this show in the first place and how it relates to what we do at the STAR Center.

The focus of this podcast is supporting people to connect with their lived experience and the power of our own stories, embrace leadership opportunities and build community.



December 2016 Podcast- STAR001: Authenticity is the Key: Interview with Ryann Tanap

Our STAR Center Podcast kick off episode 001 is all about Authenticity - the most important thing to remember about telling your story. Ryann Tanap, Manager of Social Media and Digital Assets for the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Arlington, Virginia offers us an interview and illustrates the point with her own story! Ryann Tanap was also recently recognized as one of the 2016 PR News Rising Stars under 30.


Interview with Darrin L. Harris

Darrin L. Harris is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. After a life-changing visit to Africa in 2007, Darrin L. Harris began Ekhaya Youth Project, Inc. – a non-profit that serves and supports youth and their families. Darrin has engaged thousands of youth and their families through Ekhaya Youth Project’s energetic and culturally congruent messages and supports. He has developed a leadership institute, social media platforms, music labels and is now an author, in order to continue sharing what he has learned and continues to learn. His ever present humility and passion comes through in the great interview he offered to us.