“Unbroken” Episode 19 | Orlando Bowen | Black Lives Matter

by | Dec 23, 2020

Madeleine Black
"Unbroken" Episode 19 | Orlando Bowen | Black Lives Matter

Welcome to “Unbroken” The Podcast.
Healing Through Storytelling.

A change of attitude changes everything.

“Forgiveness is an expander of perception” Neale Donald Walsch

Orlando Bowen is a former professional football player and currently a community advocate and inspirational speaker. In 2004, after his fourth season as a pro athlete, two undercover police officers who did not identify themselves, approached him in a parking lot. 

They accused him of dealing drugs, kicked and beat him leading to a severe concussion. Bowen was acquitted of any wrongdoing and just before his acquittal, one of the officers was charged with possession and trafficking cocaine and eventually convicted and sent to prison. 

Bowen’s football career, however, was over. Even though the injury ended his career prematurely, Bowen chose to inspire others through his work with young people and as a public speaker. 

As a sign of his character, he publicly forgave the two officers for their actions and works to equip people to see the humanity in others and to be willing to stand for that humanity. 

Orlando speaks to corporate teams, educational institutions and government and equips them with tools to be anti-racist from a restorative, team-oriented lens. His work has garnered him local and national accolades and has placed him on stages and in boardrooms globally. 

He also founded a youth leadership charity called One Voice One Team Youth Leadership Organization to empower and equip youth to see beyond their current circumstances and make a difference in the lives of others. 

Meet Orlando here:  https://www.orlandobowen.com




 *                                     *                                             *                                              *


“Unbroken” – The Podcast with Madeleine Black, features  individuals who have all triumphed after adversity and have not just bounced back in life, but forward and are now making a difference for others.
Hosted by Madeleine Black, the show will share stories of all the amazing people Madeleine has met on her own journey as an author/speaker and these stories will heal, motivate, inspire and bring hope when they share their wisdom and knowledge with her.

She really believes in the power that comes when we share our stories, that in fact we are not story tellers but story healers. Tune in to discover what helped them to stay unbroken and together we will discover that none of us are broken beyond repair.

She has her own unusual personal story which she uses to inspire and motivate others. She chose to forgive the two men who gang raped her at thirteen years old. 

 Her memoir, “Unbroken”, was published on April 4th, 2017 and she continues to work as a psychotherapist.

You can find Madeleine, and learn more about her own story  on all the main platforms, and here at: https://madeleineblack.co.uk/