your story

From a CEO of a Fortune 500 Company to barista at a local coffee shop, everyone has a story.  Here at Made Equal, we want to share the stories of those who face adversity, deal with racial and color discrimination, or promote diversity and inclusion in a safe space. If you want to be involved in this movement, tell us your story below to be featured on our website.

APRIL 2024

Kacy's Story

An inspiring journey of a man who rose from program director to CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Big Bend, serving thousands of children in his community. Reflecting on his father's struggles with addiction after serving in Vietnam, Kacy credits an unlikely mentor for shaping him into the compassionate leader he is today.
January 2024

Shawn's Story

A community leader and novelist shares his experience of being raised in a trailer amidst the frigid New York winters. Today, Shawn leads as President/CEO of the Southern Scholarship Foundation, providing rent-free housing and support for students pursuing higher education.
October 2023

Justin's Story

A community advocate and nonprofit storyteller shares the profound impact the COVID-19 pandemic had on his mental health. Today, Justin works as Membership and Communications Coordinator at United Partners for Human Services, where he actively helps many throughout the community.
July 2023

Jonathan's Story

A DJ and firefighter from Haiti opens up about growing up as a Jehovah's Witness and maintaining his faith during hard times. Today, Jonathan is the proud owner of Jon J Entertainment and bravely serves the Tallahassee community as a member of the Tallahassee Fire Department.
July 2023

Taylor Ann's Story

A nurse practitioner and Tallahassee native opens up about owning her anxiety and ADHD and changing the perception into a positive. Today, Taylor Ann is COO, Co-Owner, and Founder of Aquarian Clinic, Aquarian Clinic Jacksonville and CaliFlo Yoga Collective.
June 2023

Andy's Story

A PR professional and LGBTQ+ advocate shares his experience of finding support after coming out to his family. Today, Andy gives back to the community by supporting LGBTQ+ causes and serving on the board of Big Bend Cares.

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