When I look at the list of this year’s nominees for the Epoch Awards, I see stories. I see people’s names and their organizations, and I see that each one represents, a passion, a calling and a journey to bring the dream to life. Living a mission isn’t for the faint of heart – it takes courage, humility, optimism, faith. I’m curious to know these people and their hearts. What birthed the calling? What events set them up for this moment? What made them hit ‘play’ on their dreams? How are they changing their corners of the world? How can we help them do it?
I keep scrolling through the list and I see my name: Holly Wise, VoiceBox Media – nominated for an Epoch Award and a generous donation toward the organization I founded. Our mission is to tell the stories of the organizations and people that surround my name on the list. My name is sandwiched between Valerie Kumra (LoveManifest) and Linda Cozadd (The Eden Clinic). Above me is Floriant Gerwin (ACSF) and below me is Kris Asleson (Truth x Vision). We are five of hundreds, and everyone has a story.
It’s humbling to be nominated for an Epoch Award and to be included in a remarkable group of individuals who are putting action into their mission. Being a recipient of one of the awards would mean that VoiceBox Media could continue to tell the stories of the people working tirelessly to make a difference in their neghborhoods, communities, cities, states and country.