OneLove and the Ishin Institute: Building Communities for People with Disabilities.

In this episode, the host interviews Ryan Perez, a web developer who created a project called OneLove, which provides free, professional websites for people with disabilities who are unable to afford them. Perez was inspired by a motivational speaker with cerebral palsy who was struggling to attract business to his website due to its poor design. OneLove is not a foundation but a project affiliated with the Ishin Institute, where Perez learned about community building from his mentor Gary Martin. Martin is a musician, martial arts instructor, and activist who works with the Institute to help young people find their paths and become wholehearted individuals. Martin has worked with people with disabilities in the past, teaching them self-defense and helping them gain confidence. The host and Perez discuss how OneLove works, with small businesses buying a website and donating one to a person with a disability. The program aims to foster community involvement and support for people with disabilities. The interview concludes with a discussion of Perez’s and Martin’s websites and their desire to promote change through their projects.

Pathway to the Heart

Navigating Life with Empathy and Insight

Ryan Perez’s book “Pathway To The Heart” is a profound and inspiring journey through his life, marked by personal and neurodevelopmental challenges, including family turmoil and struggles with Autism, Dyslexia, and ADHD. His narrative delves into overcoming bullying, the transformative power of mentorship and community support, and the journey towards embracing his neurodiversity. Ryan’s entrepreneurial spirit shines through as he turns adversity into opportunity, underlining his philosophy of using the heart as a guide. This book is not just a personal memoir but a beacon of hope and resilience, offering valuable insights into the importance of resilience, adaptability, and the strength found in one’s unique life path.