Episode 29: Chrissy Vasquez – Breaking Down Barriers

Chrissy Vasquez is the kind of person who will be ready and willing to help even when it may be inconvenient and uncomfortable. She is an advocate who those who most vulnerable and in this episode we talk about loosing the stigma around illiteracy, depression and other mental health issues.

Chrissy is the Chief Development Officer for Indy Reads – an organization who’s mission is to build the literacy, English language, and job readiness skills to empower adults and families to reach their full potential.

Prior to working for Indy Reads, Chrissy  served as executive director and vice president of operations for Back on My Feet. She also served as director of membership and corporate sponsorship at the Indiana State Museum.

I met Chrissy when I worked for Back on My Feet and she was a volunteer for the organization. I was immediately drawn to her positive and welcoming personality. I admired her tenacity to do hard things and do things her way. She once set out to complete a full ironman and even though she didn’t make the time cut off, she continued the race and finished in just over 18 hours.

There is a lot of inspiration to gather up in this conversation – soak it in friends!

This episode is hosted by Lindsey Hein.

Show Notes: 

Sausage in a Wetsuit

Indy Reads

Back on My Feet

Allison Moore – Yoga Instagram

Frangipani Body Products

Down the Rabbit Hole – Holly Madison

Brave not Perfect – Reshma Saujani

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