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Nancy Hardcastle

Writer | Storyteller | Educator, Self-Employed in Puerto Vallarta

The Continuum of Human Experience and Sex Trafficking

PRESENTED ON SEP 23, 2017
IN PUERTO VALLARTA @ VOL 2

Storyteller Nancy Hardcastle leads a happy life in Puerto Vallarta, that is until she ponders about children that endure sex trafficking.

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Human Trafficking

BY ALI WEINER
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 03, 2012

A graduate of Yale, Ali Weiner explains the state of human trafficking in the world today, dispelling myths perpetuated by popular culture. She also introduces her current fundraising project, and illustrates how it will be used to aide victims of modern human trafficking, pointing out several pre-existing dedicated charities for such victims  as well.

"Presentation of the Day" on October 19, 2013.

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No Means Know

BY TANNUR ALI
@ VOL 2 ON AUG 09, 2013

Tannur Ali discovered that her child was being sexually abused by her husband. Here she talks about how she found out, what she did to deal with it, and shares some shocking facts about sexual abuse.

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Bridge for Smiles

BY KEIKO HAYASHI
@ BCCJ COMMUNITY HUB ON OCT 09, 2014

Keiko Hayashi is a mother herself, and had no idea about the child abuse that Japan faces. After doing research on the issue, she started up the organization, Bridge for Smiles. Keiko goes into depth on how to help children, in abusive households, to not give up and live for a better life, along with raising awareness about child abuse, and gaining support in communities all over Japan. 

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The Six Foot Bonsai - A Tale of Cultural Addiction

BY STACEY GLEISS
@ VOL 4 ON FEB 11, 2016

Stacy Gleiss, a self-proclaimed Japanese junkie, lived multiple lives in the course of her 21-year cultural addiction which began in 1980 when she went on a youth exchange. Two years later she became the Japanese wife of a traditional man and the deeded daughter of a legacy estate on the remote island of Sado. In the years that followed she was an “education mama,” karaoke queen, teacher, and an interpreter/trainer in the automotive industry before coming to Whirlpool. From 2005-2007 Stacy’s articles on the humorous side of northern Michigan life were a monthly centerfold feature in the U.P.’s Porcupine Press. She is currently putting the finishing touches on a non-fiction book titled “The Six Foot Bonsai.” 

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Mind-Body Connection in the Child-birth Continuum

BY LORNA DAVIES AND KEISHANA COURSEY
@ VOL 27 ON MAY 26, 2016

Midwives Lorna Davies and KeiShana Coursey confront sterotypes of fears of pregnancy, by introducing a new mindfulness approach to pregnancy and child birth. They invite you to take your own mindfulness journey and paradigm shift of he way we look at pregnancy 

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Sometimes Anger

BY NIKKI TRIP
@ VOL 9 ON JUN 21, 2016

Nikki Trip doesn't hold back with telling us what anger sometimes can make a person do. 

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Human Rights and Child Protection

BY DR. M. K. SHARMA
@ VOL 6 ON FEB 19, 2017

Dr. M.K. Sharma, advocate and visiting faculty in law, speaks on Human Rights and Child Protection.

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Wyatt's Law

BY ERICA HAMMEL
@ VOL 27 ON APR 07, 2016

Erica Hammel teaches gymnastics and dance to kids under five. In the past couple of years Erica, after her son was abused by her ex-husband’s girlfriend, has advocated for Michigan to create a Child Abuse Registry (Wyatt’s Law). It all began when she created a petition on Change.org. Causing quite the stir in the news has allowed Erica to use media to help her with her advocating efforts.

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Sexual harassment

BY RIANNE VOGELS
@ VOL 9 ON SEP 15, 2017

Rianne Vogels, a tech CEO who got fired for complaining takes to the stage to demand accountability.