OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced its newest podcast available now titled “The SonRise Project,” hosted by founder and Emmy Award-winning creative visionary Kelli Richardson Lawson. The weekly podcast is a resource for Black parents and families to engage and share personal experiences with children struggling with depression, anxiety and addiction issues. “The SonRise Project” launched with three episodes today, featuring experts Dr. Linda McGhee (Episode 1), Clinical Psychologist, Sylvia High (Episode 2), Master Coach & Founder of Aiming High Inc, and Sharon Green (Episode 3), Founder of BloomTree Coaching and Consulting. New episodes will be available every Monday. The intention of “The SonRise Project” is to create a space filled with love and compassion and a mutual desire to heal.
To listen to “The SonRise Project” trailer, click HERE.
The podcast is an extension of Lawson’s “The SonRise Project,” an online space she created for parents of children struggling with mental wellness that was inspired by her family’s personal experiences with addiction and depression with their eldest son. She realized that many other parents were feeling powerless and needed a place to turn for guidance, conversation, support and help, and “TheSonRise Project” was born.
“The SonRise Project” is presented by the team behind Oprah’s “Super Soul” podcast, and will be available on all major podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pandora, Stitcher, SiriusXM, IHeartRadio and Amazon Music, and listeners can subscribe HERE.
Kelli Richardson Lawson will also appear on “Speak Sis” airing September 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on OWN.
This special is a part of OWN’s popular topic-driven OWN Spotlight series and is the first of four episodes focused on health in the Black community, in conjunction with OWN’s first-ever health initiative, OWN YOUR HEALTH. The series features intimate conversations about important issues with honest opinions and surprising solutions that focus on Black women.