For our May #SOULEBRITY of the month, we wanted to honor and pay tribute to a true #soulshifter; son, father, brother, fiance, GRAMMY-nominated rapper, activist, entrepreneur and #souladvocate...Nipsey Hussle. Born Ermias Joseph Asghedon, Nipsey Hussle’s life was taken as he was tragically gunned down on March 31st, 2019.
With our #soulebrity criteria to be one who uses their platform, fame and celebrity to uplift, inspire, shift, change and empower...Nipsey Hussle far succeeds that and exemplifies the very notion of what we mean by being a #SOULebrity. His success and fame was a mere tool to fulfilling his #soulpurpose and his life speaks of the #soulseeds he was planting that will continue to blossom.
We are always excited to announce our #SOULEBRITY of the month because it brings us such joy to emphasize someone that we feel uses their "fame" and celebrity #SOULward out whether to encourage and motivate others or just do good in the world.
For the month of April, we have chosen to feature a beautiful #soul, inside and out, AMY PURDY! Amy is a paralympian, para-snowboarder, motivational speaker, author, designer, actress, model, philanthropist and you will soon come to know, a true #SOULSHIFTer!
We are inspired by her story and in admiration of her #soul's capacity to defy insurmountable odds, #soulsoar to heights some would believe unattainable (even under normal circumstances) and #soulstretch beyond extreme limitations!
Every month we highlight a public figure as our featured #SOULEBRITY. Someone who we feel is using their platform, #soulskills, gifts, talents, passions, voice and/or story to make a positive impact in the world.
This month we are excited to honor American singer/songwriter, poet, spoken word artist and musician, Michael Franti as our chosen #SOULEBRITY of the Month!
Michael has been involved in many #soulcially conscious musical groups over the years and is currently the front-man of “Michael Franti & the Spearheads”, releasing #soulful music with politically charged and spiritual themes. One of his albums is literally called “SOULROCKER”... can you start to understand our connection with him already! ;)
This month at #SOULSHIFT we have been reflecting on The #SOUL of LOVE...
AND in fitting with this theme, who better to feature as our #SOULEBRITY of the Month than one of our favorite spiritual leaders, author and #SOULOVE activist...
Marianne’s career has been built on the principle of #SOULSHIFTing the world into LOVE. Over the years she has traveled across the country as a spiritual teacher, educating and lecturing from “The Course of Miracles”, a non-religious self-study program of spiritual psychotherapy, based on universal spiritual themes, designed to promote the consciousness of LOVE.
Our January #SOULEBRITY of the month is none other than Destiny's brother, JOSEPH TOBIN. While he may not be a household name he is certainly known in many households and has touched the lives of many, many people.
We chose to honor and recognize, Joseph, (born Joseph Matranga on January 6th, 1977 who suddenly passed away just two days after his 34th birthday on January 8th, 2011) because he is the epitome of someone who not only used his gifts and talents through his music to uplift others but his life and spirit has literally connected a tapestry of friendships and love all around.
How could we enter the #SOULiday Season and not talk about the man who who epitomizes the spirit & #SOUL of the holidays? With his all-embracing generosity, gift-giving and altruistic nature, we could not think of a more perfect #SOULebrity for December than that of Mr. Santa Claus himself!!!
Each month we are going to feature one #SOULEBRITY that we feel embodies our values here at #SOULSHIFT. This month, our very first featured #SOULEBRITY has to be the one and only ELLEN DEGENERES!!
She fits in perfectly with our THANKSRECEIVING theme this month because we feel that she is one of the most ‘de generous’ souls out there (see what we did there?!!) and we have personally been on the receiving end of her altruism!