Sticky: Rev. Becca Stevens from Thistle Farms, a recovery facility for #abused women joins Matters Of The Mind 2nite at 8p EST!

Sticky: Rev. Becca Stevens from Thistle Farms, a recovery facility for #abused women joins Matters Of The Mind 2nite at 8p EST!

beccastevensWhat can we say about tonight’s guest?  The Rev. Becca Stevens is one of the premier preachers and speakers in the United States proclaiming love as the most powerful force for social change. She is an Episcopal priest and founder of Magdalene, residential communities of women who have survived prostitution, trafficking and addiction. She founded Thistle Farms in 2001 which currently employs nearly 70 residents and graduates, and houses a natural body care line, a paper and sewing studio and the Thistle Stop Café. thistle logoAnd tonight she joins Dr. Peter Sacco and Todd Miller in a deep conversation about abuse, childhood trauma and other situations the force young women into a life of prostitution, and how Thistle Farms is offering help to rewrite their stories!

She demonstrates that love is good business and raises millions of dollars annually for the organizations she runs. She is a prolific writer and has been featured in the New York Times and on ABC World News, NPR, PBS, CNN, and Huffington Post and named by the White House as one of 15 Champions of Change for violence against women in 2011. She was recently inducted into the Tennessee Women’s Hall of Fame and conferred an honorary doctorate by The University of the South. In fall 2014, Stevens launched the first Thistle Farms national conference welcoming attendees from over 30 states. Her newest book, “The Way of Tea & Justice: Rescuing the World’s Favorite Beverage from its Violent History,” was released in 2014. tea and justice book

Stevens lives in Nashville with her husband, Grammy-winning songwriter Marcus Hummon who wrote the song “Bless This Broken Road” for Rascal Flatts, and their three sons.

Catch up with the Thistle Farms and Cafe here:

http://thistlefarms.org/
https://twitter.com/ThistleStopCafe
https://www.facebook.com/ThistleFarms?fref=ts

Hear Becca on “Matters Of The Mind” with Dr. Peter Sacco, at 8p EST on Wednesday, but if you miss it, it will be on demand Thursday, right here!

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