This TEDx talk was organized in 2019, but is entirely relevant, beautiful, compassionate, and authentically delivered. It’s definitely worth your time!
“After interviewing hundreds of strangers about their unplanned pregnancies, Josiah believes the conversation surrounding abortion and unplanned pregnancy in America is fueling disconnection. In a thoughtful talk guided by real stories, Josiah explores what we can do to build a culture of vulnerability that overcomes isolation and shame with real human connection.
Josiah Friedman is the founder and CEO of Voices for the Voiceless, the nonprofit cultural movement creating a world where every human life is valued and no one faces unplanned pregnancy alone. Josiah Friedman is the 25-year-old founder and CEO of Voices for the Voiceless, the nonprofit cultural movement creating a world where no one faces unplanned pregnancy alone. Every day, he works to equip partners, friends, parents, schools, medical professionals, and employers to support the people in their lives facing unplanned pregnancies.
In 2018, Voices for the Voiceless content reached 1.4 million people on social media. A native Phoenician, Josiah studied political science and journalism at Arizona Christian University. He married his favorite person, Andrea, in 2017.” Voices for the voiceless is a nonprofit cultural movement to create a world where every person is valued and no one faces unplanned pregnancy alone.
Josiah and Andrea have been members at Roosevelt Community Church for years. We support the work they do with Voices for the Voiceless and She Might (a website to help those discover community for women facing unplanned pregnancy) because they demonstrate practical examples of how each of us can use our passions to engage all people with all of Jesus in way that reflects his character everywhere people are.