In this special episode, I welcome Eric “Protein” Moseley to the podcast. He joins me from his home town of Austin, Texas.
Eric, is a social impact documentary filmmaker/homeless advocate, director, author and business man who grew up in Detroit Michigan, dropped out of school, became involved with gangs, substance abuse, and eventually became homeless. Eric navigated the streets for many years across the US while raising his daughter Erica on the streets. Navigating the streets allowed for him to see firsthand what it was like living on the streets of Los Angeles. After reaching rock bottom, Eric found the help needed to turn his life around and he used his experiences to become a motivation for others.
Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus, Eric has been recognized as becoming the first to educate the homeless about Covid-19 and turned it into a popular documentary called “The Homeless Coronavirus Outreach” which has made an impact in different regions of the world. His primary mission was to inform the destitute individuals about the virus and to distribute pandemic care packages, however his adult daughter Erica Moseley joined him and she conducted most of the interviews in the film, which he shot mainly in San Francisco and Los Angeles on an iPhone over four days.
As they recorded footage of the various encounters, the social impact documentarian knew that he had to tell the stories of homeless people in the early days of the pandemic and bring it to the world. The documentary, which is also available on YouTube, has aired in six cities and several countries, including Cape Town, South Africa.
As an advocate for the homeless, Eric has established an outreach training and community support programme. Through the “Each one teach one” infrastructure he will work closely with organisations to bridge the gap between the homeless and the modern day society.
Eric is charming, passionate about his purpose and easy to talk to. It was a pleasure to have him join me on the podcast. His story will leave you feeling inspired and educated. Get ready because this episode is a must listen.
Enjoy, and a special thank you to my listeners for joining me on this journey. Stay tuned and keep listening.
Should you wish to connect with Eric, you can check out his website, social pages and email. Also pick up a copy of his book “From the ground up” on Amazon.
About The Author
Marlene McConnell is an author, podcast host, self-love teacher and trauma survivor. She believes that trauma recovery is accessible to everyone, and that it starts with the acknowledgement that something has happened to you combined with a willingness to heal. McConnell’s book was inspired by the realization that she touched many lives by sharing her story at a support group. Her message of hope not only resonated with the survivors, but also with the family members and friends who supported them at the group sessions. Marlene is also an attorney who holds B.Proc, LLB and LLM law degrees. She loves travel, Pilates, nature, learning new languages, and good food.