The mission of I’m Changing The Narrative is to promote positive mental health and GOOD love for yourself and others to serve as inspiration for students, professionals and parents to create an individual legacy of purpose, passion and platform.

40 different colleges have been impacted by I’m Changing the Narrative. But it’s not just colleges: stops include Border Patrol, Pro Football Hall of Fame, churches, symposiums. 

Rachel Baribeau

Rachel Baribeau

Sports Broadcaster • Speaker • Author


In 2016, sports broadcaster, Rachel Baribeau, penned a piece for GridironNow.com entitled, “College Football is Breaking My Heart.” The game she loved was becoming unrecognizable. Negative news stories dominated the game and no campus seemed immune. Most broadcasters would have left it at that.

Not Rachel.

Rachel developed #ImChangingtheNarrative with student athletes in mind and a belief that one crooked course made straight is everything. One misstep not taken means one less victim in the world. And one less life thrown away because of a split second bad decision.

At Rachel’s first visit, someone they’re skeptical when the petite Latina woman is introduced, but in just 60 minutes she wins them over. She speaks to athletes about taking back the headlines for good – showing them that they have the power to change the narrative and to find their purpose in life outside of their sport. To live lives of…

Purpose, Passion and Platform.

Just like her inspiration, Alabama and NFL star, Kevin Turner did before he succumbed to ALS and CTE.

When she’s finished, they wait in line to speak to her. They tweet, private message and text her. They trust her and report back on their efforts to become the kings and queens she consistently challenges them to be. While the message originated as purpose, passion, platform, over the three years and 40 campuses it now emcompasses, heavily, mental health, being a KING/QUEEN everyday of your life and interpersonal relationships; as Rachel was a victim of domestic violence herself.


Changing The Narrative, Inc is a 501c3 charity and your donations are tax deductible. Thank you for helping us change the narrative in our schools and work environments.