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Video: Raijean Stroud Speaking at the Most Powerful Voices Concert featuring Marvin Sapp

At the beginning of the month, I was asked to speak at the Most Powerful Voices (MPV) concert featuring Marvin Sapp. MPV’s is an annual concert sponsored by the American Heart Association to bring people together to learn how to not only prevent strokes but to inspire them to take better care of their hearts. For those of you who don’t know heart disease is a cause that is very near and dear to my heart, that’s why my work with Bleeding Heart Project is so important to me. I will take any chance, I get to help educate others so they don’t go through what I went through.


While, I’m no stranger to public speaking this was my biggest crowd to date; almost 4k people were in attendance! I would be lying if I said, I wasn’t looking for a way to sneak out the back door. But after a lot of prayer and help from my friend Natasha, I was ready to once again tell my story publicly.

IMG_8779I don’t have the professional video from the night but here is my speech courtesy of Felton.

Check out more pictures from the event below, it truly was an amazing and powerful night!
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Mavin Sapp gave an awesome testimony, he’s proof to just hold on!IMG_8812
Got a picture in with Angela when the concert was over.IMG_8813I’m truly humbled to be asked to speak for such a prestigious organization an event! I’m so proud of the work that the American Heart Association does and pledge to be apart of it as long as I’m alive!!

About the author

Raijean Stroud

Fashion, beauty & lifestyle blogger based in Chicago and founder of, Swa-Rai Media Group and Bleeding Heart Project. Launched in 2010, Swa-Rai discusses a range of topics including: fashion, beauty and lifestyle experiences which includes travel, tech, family, dining and so much more! When not in Chicago, Raijean can be found traveling around the country covering some of the hottest events! She can be spotted in places such as New York for covering events such as Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week, Las Vegas for CES (Consumer Electronics Show), LA for Lucky FABB and more! When she's not traveling she's in Chicago, interviewing celebrities and covering exclusive events.

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