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Kelli Richardson Lawson


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Kelli Richardson Lawson’s The SonRise Project seeks to provide a safe space for everyday families navigating the struggles of addiction and mental illness. Across the country, our children are especially prone to facing these obstacles. That's why Kelli Richardson Lawson wants to give your family the tools to rise above. On the SonRise Project podcast, presented by the OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) Podcast Network, both parent and child have a safe space to gather, share, and learn from experts and each other about how to navigate these challenges in a way that promotes growth and healing. Listeners are encouraged to bring their sons, daughters, and children to their side as our experts cover a variety of topics intending to guide you through this journey towards mental wellness together as a family.


Says Kelli Richardson Lawson:


"Our themes and topics focus on all areas of mental health, ranging from anxiety, depression, bipolar, defiance behavior disorder to drug/alcohol addiction… and how to manage life in an often-unfamiliar world. We want to ensure that parents feel like they can be open, vulnerable, and transparent as we support each other on our individual and collective journey to acceptance and healing."


About Kelli Richardson Lawson:

Emmy Award-winning creative visionary and business leader Kelli Richardson Lawson is the founder and CEO of JOY Collective, a black and woman-owned marketing and creative agency based in Washington, DC. JOY was named the sixth fastest-growing agency of 2019 by AdWeek and has recently claimed the 2020 Global SABRE Award for the Best Campaign for Dove/The CROWN Act (Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair).


Kelli's distinguished career has earned her high regard in a variety of industries, some of which span from Consumer Packaged Goods, Media and Entertainment, Book Publishing, Retail, and Technology. Her leadership across consumer insights, marketing, advertising, communications, special events, public affairs, and sales translated to exceptional results for powerhouse brands including Procter & Gamble (P&G), BET (Viacom), and Dell. As CEO of the SonRise Project, Kelli will host weekly calls and provide an open dialogue in a safe environment for parents to let their walls down and make way for healing.

About OWN Podcasts:

OWN’s first-ever podcast, “Super Soul,” debuted at #1 in August 2017 on Apple Podcasts, featuring audio from the three-time Emmy Award-winning television series “Super Soul Sunday.”  OWN has followed that with the release of six more podcasts, “The Oprah Winfrey Show The Podcast,” “Oprah’s Master Class,” “Iyanla: Fix My Life,” “A New Earth,” “Eckhart Tolle: Essential Teachings” and “The SonRise Project.” Since the launch of “Super Soul,” OWN Podcasts have achieved more than 475 million downloads by listeners in over 190 countries worldwide. OWN Podcasts are available on  Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pandora, Stitcher, SiruisXM, IHeartRadio and Amazon Music.

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