How it Works:
1: Listen to the Artist Interview
2: Pause and play as you go, pull quotes that resonate with your story into your journal.
3: Journal 15-60 minutes without interruption.
The Love Story behind Irreverent Warriors
Meet Donny O’ Malley
Due to losing comrades to suicide, Donny O’Malley founded Irreverent Warriors. Furthermore, he saw how isolation and PTSD can lead to suicidal tendencies. So, at his gatherings, he strives for security and safety that encourages expression. Currently, Donny coordinates gatherings. However, he hopes soldiers everywhere feel empowered to orchestrate events themselves.
Similarly, he hopes warriors see how I.W. provides safe spaces for expressing hurt and trauma. Hence his desire to create space for communion between hurting warriors. Above all, Donny recognizes how these relationships ease the pain soldiers experience. For that reason, hopefully, soldiers will orchestrate their own meetings and branch out.
“It was harder to lose a guy to suicide than to lose someone in combat.” — Donny O’Malley
More about Donny O’Malley
Producer: Mingjie Zhai
Associate Producers: Nancy Yeang and Wade Chao
Interviewer: Carlos Sanchez
Camera: Jim Francesco and Carlos Sanchez
Editing: Carlos Sanchez, Mingjie Zhai, Eden Trevino and David Pingree
Sound Engineer: Seth Brogdon
Music: Courtesy of Moby
Special Thanks to: Irreverent Warriors