June 27, 2017

Becca Stevens — Our Job Isn’t To Change The World, Our Job Is To Love It

Becca Stevens — Our Job Isn’t To Change The World, Our Job Is To Love It

<p>This week, I have a conversation with my new friend and super human, Becca Stevens. Becca Stevens is an author, speaker, priest, social entrepreneur, founder and president of <a href="http://thistlefarms.org/" target="_blank">Thistle Farms</a>. After the death of her father when she was 5, Becca experienced sexual abuse at the hands of someone close to her. As she grew older, she longed to help women who had experienced some of the things she had when she was younger. In 1997, she started Thistle Farms. Two decades later, Thistle Farms helps women through the means of free housing, medical care, therapy, and education. Additionally, the Global Market of Thistle Farms employed more than 1800 women worldwide!</p><p>Becca has been featured in the New York Times, ABC World News, was recently named a 2016 CNN Hero and a White House “Champion of Change."&nbsp;Among other awards and recognitions, she was inducted into the Tennessee Women’s Hall of Fame.&nbsp;Her newest book, <em>Love Heals</em>, will be published by Harper Collins in September of 2017. You can preorder it now!&nbsp;Follow Becca on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/revbeccastevens/?fref=ts" target="_blank">Facebook</a>&nbsp;&amp;&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/RevBeccaStevens" target="_blank">Twitter</a>. Also, follow Thistle Farms on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/ThistleFarms" target="_blank">Facebook</a>, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/ThistleFarms/" target="_blank">Instagram</a>, &amp;&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/ThistleFarms" target="_blank">Twitter</a>. You’ll love keeping up with the incredible work they’re doing!</p><p>Also, follow Nick Laparra (<a href="http://facebook.com/nicklaparra" target="_blank">Facebook</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/nicklaparra" target="_blank">Instagram</a>, &amp; <a href="http://twitter.com/nicklaparra" target="_blank">Twitter</a>) and Let’s Give A Damn (<a href="http://facebook.com/letsgiveadamn" target="_blank">Facebook</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/letsgiveadamn" target="_blank">Instagram</a>, &amp; <a href="http://twitter.com/letsgiveadamn" target="_blank">Twitter</a>) to keep up with all the LGAD happenings. We have so much planned for the coming months and we don’t want you to miss a thing!</p><p>Support Let’s Give A Damn by contributing a monthly amount of your choice <a href="https://www.patreon.com/letsgiveadamn" target="_blank">on Patreon.</a> 100% of the money you contribute will go to making more podcasts. Not a dime goes into our pockets.</p><p>SPONSORS FOR THIS WEEK</p><p>Scout Books: Go to <a href="http://scoutbooks.com/letsgiveadamn" target="_blank">scoutbooks.com/letsgiveadamn</a> for 15% of any products in their store! All their products are made with 100% recyclable materials and their shop in Portland, OR runs off of renewable energy.&nbsp;</p><p>Thistle Farms: Use code giveadamn <a href="https://thistlefarms.org/" target="_blank">at checkout</a> to receive free shipping on your entire order within the USA. Support the incredible work they’re doing by purchasing their amazing products!</p><p>Support both of these friends of ours! Also, make sure to find them online and thank them for their generosity and for making our podcast possible.</p><p>Much love to you and yours! Can’t wait to share more stories with y’all next week!</p>

This week, I have a conversation with my new friend and super human, Becca Stevens. Becca Stevens is an author, speaker, priest, social entrepreneur, founder and president of Thistle Farms. After the death of her father when she was 5, Becca experienced sexual abuse at the hands of someone close to her. As she grew older, she longed to help women who had experienced some of the things she had when she was younger. In 1997, she started Thistle Farms. Two decades later, Thistle Farms helps women through the means of free housing, medical care, therapy, and education. Additionally, the Global Market of Thistle Farms employed more than 1800 women worldwide!

Becca has been featured in the New York Times, ABC World News, was recently named a 2016 CNN Hero and a White House “Champion of Change." Among other awards and recognitions, she was inducted into the Tennessee Women’s Hall of Fame. Her newest book, Love Heals, will be published by Harper Collins in September of 2017. You can preorder it now! Follow Becca on Facebook & Twitter. Also, follow Thistle Farms on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter. You’ll love keeping up with the incredible work they’re doing!

Also, follow Nick Laparra (Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter) and Let’s Give A Damn (Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter) to keep up with all the LGAD happenings. We have so much planned for the coming months and we don’t want you to miss a thing!

Support Let’s Give A Damn by contributing a monthly amount of your choice on Patreon. 100% of the money you contribute will go to making more podcasts. Not a dime goes into our pockets.

SPONSORS FOR THIS WEEK

Scout Books: Go to scoutbooks.com/letsgiveadamn for 15% of any products in their store! All their products are made with 100% recyclable materials and their shop in Portland, OR runs off of renewable energy. 

Thistle Farms: Use code giveadamn at checkout to receive free shipping on your entire order within the USA. Support the incredible work they’re doing by purchasing their amazing products!

Support both of these friends of ours! Also, make sure to find them online and thank them for their generosity and for making our podcast possible.

Much love to you and yours! Can’t wait to share more stories with y’all next week!

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