ARTSPEAK RADIO, Wednesday, March 17, 2021, noon – 1pm CST, 90.1fm KKFI Kansas City Community Radio, streaming live audio www.kkfi.org
Producer/host Maria Vasquez Boyd talks with Bobbi Jo Reed, Brent Jones, and Donna Jones about their powerful documentary, Bobbi Jo: Under the Influence. In the second half of the hour, Justin Ikerionwo, Alt-Cap Business Development Officer joins us.
BOBBI JO REED, BRENT JONES, DONNA JONES-Bobbi Jo: Under the Influence tells the incredible true story of one woman’s journey through addiction and homelessness to recovery and renewal. Bobbi Jo Reed is a hero and a mother to the broken, forgotten, abandoned, and abused. One by one, Bobbi Jo reaches a hand down into the darkness and pulls her children into the light. With love, a hug, a safe place to live, and a program for recovery, Bobbi Jo has helped thousands of homeless addicts off the streets, rehabilitating lives and transforming a community.
To understand her story, we must first meet the woman who knew a time in which she was just as lost in the darkness as any individual she has helped. Addicted to alcohol and drugs, she lived on the street and prostituted her body. She was kidnapped, beaten, raped, cut open, and left for dead. When it couldn’t get any darker, Bobbi Jo turned her life around.
This powerful documentary follows Bobbi Jo Reed into and out of her own personal hell, celebrates her recovery, and shows how she is using both of those experiences to serve the more than 7,000 individuals who now call her, “Mom.”
Bobbi Jo: Under the Influence is written and directed by Brent Jones and produced by Brent Jones and Donna Jones.
To learn more about the film, follow @thebobbijomovie
To pre-order the film now, please visit https://www.thebobbijomovie.com/
JUSTIN IKERIONWO, Alt-Cap Business Development Officer & co-founder of By Design Magazine
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