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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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.
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.
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.”
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
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.