Strength can be measured in the adversity that one has overcome, and few have faced the sort of challenges that have failed to slow down US track star, Ryan Bailey. A cliché that you've heard all too often, the Portland native wasn't supposed to make it. Life seemed to come after Bailey relentlessly, wave after wave of hardship. If the extreme poverty didn't stop him, surely gang violence would, but it seemed to only stoke the fire driving him to succeed. Step into the blocks with The Creative Collective's first installment of Let's Talk, following the tumultuous life of one of America's brightest young stars and a hint of things yet to come.
Episode One: Let's Talk
Let's Talk offers stories, like Bailey's, that deliver a deeper understanding of just what it takes to be different.
From big name stars to small town legends, the ability to persevere is constant, the will to do something more remains.
Take this first step with us, as we bring you the stories you've never heard about the people that you should know.