On today’s program “She’s the Boss: Moving from Poverty to Empowered,” Lilada speaks with Sagashus Levingston, Teran Peterson, Pastor Peter Ahn and Audrey Matimelo.
Sagashus Levingston is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Wisconsin, where she teaches literary studies, and founder of Infamous Mothers. She’s used her experience as a Black woman and a mother to drive her passion for changing the narrative of the Black Mother as well as giving a voice to a group of women who continues to be silenced.
Tarin Pederson, 22, as she puts it, doesn’t “quite fit the mold as a single mother.” She became the primary caregiver of her two siblings after her mother experienced a devastating stroke.
Pastor Peter Ahn is the founding/lead pastor of Metro Community Church in Englewood, New Jersey, and is also the President of Zimele USA, which seeks to confront the root causes of poverty and remove the barriers to self-sufficiency by working with one woman and one community at a time in South Africa.
Audrey Matimelo is a Zambian, currently living in South Africa. She and her and the husband are leading a multi-cultural community church in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. Audrey is currently working as the Executive Director for Zimele Wethu Foundation, an organization she co-founded with her work colleague, Xolani Zondi.