Southern Steep: Brewing Stronger Community

Being Called to the Tent

Episode Summary

In this episode, co-hosts Nicole and Isaiah speak with NASTAD's very own, Lillie Armstrong and Rev. Michelle Mathis on harm reduction in North Carolina. Michelle speaks to how she was spiritually called to the tent leading her to quit her full-time job, establish Olive Branch Ministry, and focus on harm reduction work that "extend hope and extend life through nonjudgmental interactions" throughout ten counties in North Carolina. This episode's "Southern Charm" segment highlights North Carolina AIDS Action Network. This nonprofit organization leverages outreach and public education, policy advocacy, and community building to improve the lives of people living with HIV and affected communities in North Carolina.

Episode Notes

To learn more about Olive Branch Ministry, visit Feel free to connect with them on Facebook and other social media platforms. 

To learn more about North Carolina AIDS Action Network, visit