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O N T H E ‘ M O D A L I T Y O F R E C O N C I L I AT I O N ’ In Ep 55 of UNSUGARCOATED with Aalia, your favorite host sits down with Starlight Runner CEO, Jeff Gomez, a film and TV producer who overcame disability and a hard scrap childhood (12:35) to work on some of the biggest franchises from Disney, 20th Century Fox, Sony, Mattel, and Nickelodeon. They share a tragically honest conversation about bullying, abuse, and the power of storytelling to provide escape and growth to both victims and perpetrators(14:00). Gomez tells Aalia how transmedia— storytelling across platforms like film, TV, books, and even toys— is pushing Hollywood to listen to its viewers and create the content that is meaningful to them(19:21). Gomez works to ensure that at the heart of these juggernaut franchises is storytelling that creates what he calls a “Modality of Reconciliation.”(23:00) Gomez shares how his modality of reconciliation applies to his anti-bullying work in schools, as well, creating stories and spaces of empathy(26:01)where victims can heal and bullies can grow(15:17). You won’t want to miss this conversation with an unlikely Hollywood heavy-weight, all about empathy, overcoming,(34:58) and the power of UNSUGARCOATED storytelling.

For more information on UNSUGARCOATED Media or your award-winning host, go to www.UnsugarcoatedMedia.com and stay connected with Aalia on IG: @aalia_unsugarcoated and on Clubhouse @aalia_lanius

AALIA LANIUS

Novelist, Speaker, Podcast Host & Social Entrepreneur
 www.awarenessties.us/aalialanius Aalia Lanius is the Founder and President of Unsugarcoated Media, a 501(c)(3) media organization. Dedicated to helping survivors of trauma lead mentally healthier lives, Lanius' focus is creating media and events that empower, educate, heal, and inspire another the way it has for her. Lanius is also a multiple award-winning American novelist, social entrepreneur, and advocate with over 20 years of sharing her personal experiences with audiences of all age groups and diverse backgrounds. Executive Producer and host of the awardnominated seasonal podcast show, “Unsugarcoated with Aalia”, a visual and audio experience that features conversations intended to bring value and amplify voices that create more empathy and understanding of one another.

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