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Channel Kindness Radio: Free Root Operation

On this episode of Channel Kindness Radio, I had the pleasure of talking to Eva Maria Lewis – a writer, activist builder, and founder of Free Root Operation, a nonprofit organization that intercepts poverty-induced gun violence by investing in the healing and empowerment of Black and Brown communities.

Through FRO, Eva Maria has been able to team up with schools to support students mentally and emotionally, help provide food to 543 families (approximately 3,000 people), and empower her community of Chicago. Follow along as Eva Maria and I discuss why she started FRO as a teen, being a college student in the middle of COVID, and how to advocate for yourself and others!

To read the entire transcript of this podcast, click here + don’t forget to follow Eva Maria at @imyagirleva on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok!

Josh Hollin

Joshua Hollin (He/Him/His ) is Digital Associate for Born This Way Foundation where he executes digital content in service to the mission of building a kinder, braver world. In 2017, Josh initiated “Channel Kindness Radio,” a recurring podcast series featured on, which centered around non profit organizations and people who are actively making a difference in their communities. Josh graduated with his Bachelors in Commercial Music Composition from Florida Atlantic University. In the future, Josh wishes to combine his passion for music, marketing, graphic design, and social media in a way that makes a difference. You can follow Josh on Twitter at @PAJAMAJOSH and on Instagram at @PAJAMAJOSH.

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