Episode Nine - Danielle Lutz

A young girl from Birmingham is making sure dreams really do come true for area girls hoping to head to the big dance this year. Danielle Lutz has started an organization that provides Prom dresses and accessories to young women at no cost.

The 16 year old who attends Groves High School has started a non-profit organization called Rewearable after spending several years helping out another organization who also helped young women look their best. Danielle says "she just loves to make everybody else so happy and see all the smiles on people’s faces when they get their own prom dresses.” Listen to her story and hear for yourself why she is a WCSX "Woman Who Rocks".

Danielle is excited because this year she is a junior and will attend her very first Prom. She says "“I’ve never been to prom and it’s definitely a special night and something that the people I collect dresses for will remember forever and to feel that special for just one night in high school I think it’s something they will remember forever.”

Danielle says there are still 300 dresses leftover from this year's event she is going to donate in the next couple weeks. She is already collecting items for next year’s events as well, if you would like to make a donation you can visit Rewearable's Website.

In the 2nd half of the podcast Cyndy Schalter-Salsido from Turning Point Macomb and I discuss social manipulation. Netflix has debuted a new show called "The Push". In the show an unsuspecting person is convinced to commit murder by a group of strangers. Of course it is reality television and no murder actually takes place, but it is shocking to think that a person could be manipulated so easily. The show makes you think about how strong we are as individuals, but so weak in social settings when other's feelings are at stake. The show is definitely one to watch. Cyndy talks about the signs of social manipulation and how people use it as a tool in everyday life and how we are influenced by it in everyday life.

April is "Sexual Assault Awareness" Month, and Turning Point Macomb has several events planned. We discuss how you can support those you love who are survivors and get help to those who need it.

 


(Cyndy Schalter-Salsido)

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