Perseverance, Persistence, and Women’s Judo

May 16, 2021
Hosted by The Express Yourself! STAR On-Air Teen Team

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“Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.” Are you inspired by entrepreneurs and changemakers in today’s world who come from humble beginnings and through hard work, persistence, and sacrifice reach their dreams? Host Diya Hituvalli admires individuals who persevere against all odds and shares stories of a few remarkable people. Our guest is Jean Kanokogi,PHD who published her mother’s memoir post-humously about Rusty Kanaokogi, the Mother of Women’s Judo. The book, Get Up & Fight,follows the fifty-year uphill battle that Rusty waged on behalf of women’s rights on and off the mat, a journey that ultimately led her to the Olympics. Jean discusses her childhood and what it was like growing up and how her mon taught her to fight for what’s right. Jean emphasizes the importance of tenacity, dedication, diligence, and sacrifice to achieve any level of expertise. In the final segment, Diya reads The Gift of Persistence from Cynthia Brian’s book, Be the Star You Are!® for Teens. The overall message is to never quit and to know that whatever you want in life you can have if you are willing to work long and hard to achieve it. “Persistence prevails when all else fails. Never ever give up on your dreams!”

Express Yourself!

Express Yourself!

Sunday at 3 PM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel

Express Yourself! is an entertaining adolescent fusion program where passion, productivity, and possibility populate the airwaves. Produced by Starstyle Productions, LLC as an international outreach program of Be the Star You Are! charity, the radio program, Express Yourself! is a show for, by, and about teens. Hosted by teens and teenage field reporters from around the country, Express Yourself! is THE destination for teens to be heard. Within the walls of the young adult community, listeners are uplifted and encouraged to be the stars of your own life. Through collaboration and conversation, a global campus of young people express their views. Topics include anything that kids talk about-books, music, making a difference, technology, school, art, humor, writing, tough talks, health, sports, films, family, friends, foes, fashion, and fun. Come play in STAR country and Express Yourself!, Sundays at 3 PM Pacific on VoiceAmerica Empowerment.

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The Express Yourself! STAR On-Air Teen Team

The Express Yourself! STAR On-Air Teen Team

Broadcasting since 2011, twenty-seven young people from around the United States have regularly shared their passions and interests as hosts and reporters on Express Yourself! These teens are not afraid of the tough topics and thrill at the opportunity of interviewing a variety of guests including authors, actors, Olympians, scientists, musicians, poets, and experts of varied disciplines. As volunteers with Be the Star You Are! 501 c3 charity (http://www.BTSYA.org) the Express Yourself! teens are accomplished youth striving to make a difference on our planet and are dedicated to sharing ideas while having fun and giving a voice to the voiceless. Meet our STARS at http://www.ExpressYourselfTeenRadio.com.

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