Self Description - "I am a person on disability living in Ottawa, I am identifying as an artist. I, my disability is is is not physical. I am I have issues which of course, everyone had issues going into the pandemic, but everyone's issues got put into high gear. So that's, that's been fun. No, that's really not been fun. I apologize. And that was sarcasm. I, I live with my partner of 14 years, I met him. And two days later, we moved in together. We've been inseparable ever since. And we live with our three cats. I think that's it. "
Self Description - "Well, I am Eve Poythress, I'm from Georgia, born and raised in Georgia, and I am 47 years old."
Self Description - "Yes. I am a down home girl from the south. I know I'm a full adult. But I think of myself as a daughter at the south. I am a mother, I have two children, Josiah, and Zara. And I'm also a diviner I'm a spiritualist. So some of my work includes giving divinations giving readings for people offering spiritual care and support. And there's a big part of my work because it's ancestral for me, I know that I come from preachers who are also raised born and raised in the south. I come from medicine people and midwives, who were also born and raised in the south. And so although I may not be preaching in particular, you know, in the same regard, I don't have a church. Although I may not be birthing babies. I think that my work as a spiritualist is about helping folks birth their own purpose and purposes and like really define and discover their own destinies. And so I do that in a spiritual sense. And that's really important to me. So I'm also a writer. I'm a storyteller. And that is also a big part of my work. "
Taylor Schneider lives in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, and currently works in sales and marketing. She discusses that she did not think that the virus was a big deal initially until everything started to shut down. She talks about her job opportunity and how it was rescinded because of the virus and how job searching was difficult because no one was hiring. She discusses how her communication with her friends and family was changing since the beginning of the pandemic with the use of FaceTime and Zoom. She goes on about how the mental toll of being on lockdown and staying at home affects her and the ways in which she passes time during the time.
Brad Peterson is currently a pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Boyceville, Wisconsin. In this interview, Brad discusses COVID-19 and its impact on his career as a pastor, the community’s response to the pandemic, and his personal life. He talks about the challenges he has faced, specifically, living within a community that has shown resistance to COVID-19 regulations. COVID-19 has created many implications but Brad tries to focus on the positive outcomes of COVID-19. For example, Trinity Church now offers online worship and will continue to offer online services as it has proven to be a popular and comfortable way to worship.
Some of the things we discussed include:
Motherhood and breaking generational curses.
Lineage in Ghana, plantation farmers in the Carolinas.
Being raised Baptist, spiritual experiences as a young child.
Being a first generation college student.
Watching adult children come into their own spiritual awakening.
Mainstreaming of spirituality; a mass spiritual awakening.
Connecting with enlightened energy while sick with COVID; receiving healing energy.
Surviving COVID twice, long-COVID, holistic healing.
COVID as a cleansing.
Preparing to die; purpose in suffering.
People’s fears about the word “death”; working as a death doula.
Feminine power and making life, the importance of the womb.
Having worked in healthcare, family of nurses and healers and witch doctors.
Connecting to the land, environmental destruction.
Scarcity and abundance mindsets; generosity; giving.
Taking one’s power back.
Balance: women/men; good/evil; fans/haters.
Bodies changing with age; intersections of sexism and ageism.
Listening to the body.
Losing work and workaholism.
COVID’s impact on the economy; adult children moving home.
Spiritual healers and stigma.
Working with a client with Lyme disease.
Surrendering, letting go of control.
That “It’s okay to not be okay”.
Self Description - "my name is Deonté, I am a transgender woman, writer and creator. A lot of my work is spread over journalism. Stories, generally, I am a storyteller, and sort of in a very unorthodox way. And so I like to move toward more creative modes, very non traditional, non academic modes of storytelling"
Self Description - "My name is again Jeanetta Hawkins and the name of my company is Personal Touches by Jeanetta. It's a family owned Christian based specialty event decorating company and event rental company that's located in St. Louis, Missouri, right downtown. We're right on north, north of downtown. And we've been in business for over 34 years. All of my children were raised in the business. And now I'm so excited that my grandchildren are now in the business as well and doing pretty pretty well with it."
Self Description - "My name is Erin Palette. And I am a trans woman, a prepper, and a second amendment advocate."
Self Description - "my name is El Jay'Em. You can follow me everywhere but home at E-L-J-A-Y-E-M underscore LJM. About me, let's see, Oh cough on the interview, that's embarrassing, well, it keeps, sorry, I really just, I really just recovered from severe allergy. So you might hear some coughing throughout this interview, I apologize to anyone listening for that, but real life, right? If anything, today is a good day September 23. And it's actually my grandmother's birthday. Oh, you know, [inaudible] passed away 2007 today was the day of her birth. And today, it's actually a good day, Speakezie Go Hard fourth anniversary, and Speakezie Go Hard is a cultural entity that provides conflict resolution to vic, to survivors of violence, through the use of prosperity, right? Basically, we are trauma relief over the phone. And I'm speaking on that, because right now, we're just, I felt the whole world is in a space of healing, and reimagining. And I think right now, it's just important that we activate those skills and spaces that we can have to really heal properly. To give time and the proper love and nourishment to give instead of trying to rush through because of the unpleasant feeling. Yeah, that’s, that’s who I am right now. "
Self Description - "Well, let's see, I, I love working in the service of other people. Many of the things that I do currently are really just about how can I help someone thrive in the role that they're in? Part of my title is to mentor, so it's a natural, a natural thing that happens often. But it is something that I find great joy in and desire to continue to do, so yeah."
Kit Heintzman is a recovering academic currently residing in Lenapehoking, who was trained in the medical humanities with a special interest in queer theory, animals, and the history of nationalism. Kit has developed a singular collection of oral histories of the pandemic for A Journal of the Plague Year, collected from a range of individuals with widely diverse experiences. That collection addresses significant silences surrounding the pandemic broadly and within JOTPY more narrowly. In this item Kit is interviewed by Angelica and Erin, both with Arizona State University, about Kits collection process.
Traveling safely throughout the United States during the pandemic
Self Description - "So I'm Erin she/her pronouns, black transgender woman, I'm almost 40. So I've made it past the statistics of us only making it to about 35 or so I'm gainfully employed, still have access to family and partners. So kind of breaking a bunch of the the assumptions and the narrative that is written for black transgender women at this period of time, in our history, spent many years working in community health. So I started off my healthcare career working in a free clinic that did a lot of work with folks who were active users, undocumented, seniors, focused on Medicaid, Medicare, and then a lot of the trans and gender nonconforming community as well. From there, I started working for large scale healthcare. And so I work for some larger corporate kind of nonprofits, helping build their understanding of how to provide transgender and gender affirming health care, as well as some work around general like diversity and inclusion type of stuff. And then now I currently work for a small organization support a specifically supporting trans and queer identities in the greater Portland area.'
Self Description: " my name is Velvet Moore-Owen. Most people from the Wisconsin area refer to me as Sergeant more because everywhere I go, that's kind of what I get. Even though I've been retired for six years. I worked 28 and a half years with Wisconsin Department of Corrections, retiring in 2016. And then leaving Wisconsin, less than a month after I retired and headed off to Harvard, where my spouse was appointed or given a Dean's fellow for her doctorate in education policy. So and then I decided to take a couple classes as well over at the Extension School so that I could write my memoir, which is titled Incarcerated: A Memoir, and no, I've never been incarcerated. However, my experience with the department was such."
Self Description - "I am Christie Peetoom. And I now live in Idaho, I came from Washington State, just last December, and my current career is in real estate. And prior to that I own the dance studio and was a high school cheer coach."
Self Description: "I grew up Hasidic and the Chabad Hasidic sect, and had a you un- a un- if you'll pardon the pun unorthodox education. And I eventually when I was in my 20's, I let I left the religion and, you know, went back to school. And while I was at school, I started out as a pharmacy technician, and I've been a pharmacy technician, on and off since I want to say 2012, 2013."
Self Description - "Well, um, it's it's very particular to this moment that I am a minister of a new Unitarian Universalist congregation in Atlanta that we founded our four and a half years ago. So our fifth anniversary will be the same date that Mandela walked out of prison was our first official Worship Day, February 11. Some I'm really proud of that coincidence, or sacred timing, however you want to look at it. And that I was called to that. Because we will be for a while now. The only Unitarian Universalist congregation in Atlanta of the six or seven of us, who is centered in an African American community, predominantly. And yeah, and I'm proud of that. And it was myself and a group of people who wanted to see this happen. And we're not the first attempt at this, but we're the latest. Yeah, so that's going on. I also because of my being a Unitarian Universalist minister. I needed to do some things around credentialing. So I took a part time job with Dr. John Sullivan's at Emory University, and the Global Health Division of Rollins School of Public Health. And what Dr. Blevins does is he pairs public health issues with issues around faith and HIV and AIDS. And he's been working in HIV and AIDS since he was an act up as a very young man. But that's his story. I also have been working in HIV and AIDS since I was a young man, I have friends and act up I wasn't. I have very good friends in active. And it is interesting for me to have, in my mind, left the black Baptist Church gone and experienced liberal religion among a group of folks in Atlanta called existentialist and felt very free and very open and then to have watched my ministry grow there to have become a Unitarian Universalist and and really feel like that's where I'm called to serve. And to end up right back in HIV and AIDS, and in predominantly black community, this time Sub Saharan Africa and fighting some of the same fights and, and championing some of the same causes. It's not all fight this many years later. It feels very surreal at times. very surreal, because I find myself being the one openly black gay man in rooms now. Like I used to be way back in the late 80s and That's like, really? Yeah. Kind of sad actually. Kind of sad. But we're called where we're called."
Self Description: "I am LM Bennett. I am 42 years old. I live in Virginia. I'm an author, I also have a day job. I have a lot of thoughts about the pandemic."
Self Description: "I Antonia Okafor I, I would say profession wise, first, I'm the national director for women's outreach for Gun Owners of America. I'm second, I'm an advocate. I'm a mother of two little ones, too, specifically babies a toddler as well, and husband to a pastor grew up in Dallas, Texas, most of my life. And then after got married, moved here to Houston. So I'm here. But essentially, my biggest passion is empowering women. And the means to do so has been through the Second Amendment and in my work and advocacy through Gun Owners of America, and also the organization I started Empowered2a, which was in 2017. And now as part of GOA,"
En esta entrevista Javier Hernández Echeverria es entrevistado por Carmen Kordick Coury concerniente al covid-19 en Costa Rica. Para empezar, hablan de los cambios que habían pasado desde el año anterior. Hablan de la situación en cuenta la pandemia y el programa de la vacunación. Hablan de la gente que aun no se han vacunado por falta de querer. Habla del camino a la normalidad, el uso de mascarillas, del gobierno, y nuevos candidatos. De allí hablan de su vida social, y el concierto de Cold Play. De La Caja, las elecciones, y el seguro social. Otra ves vuelven al tema de las vacunas, de gente que no se quiere vacunarse, de la familia de Javier y las noticias falsas. Habla sobre su vida ya jubilado, de la economía y inflación y gente sin trabajo. Para terminar, hablan de fuentes de información, de las elecciones y el nuevo gobierno. Al final habla del futuro.
Self Description - "So to anyone who might find themselves listening to this my name is Willis Porter, like I mentioned at the beginning, and I am a liver transplant recipient of now 22 years, I was originally transplanted at children's in Atlanta, back on January 1, 2000, during Y2K, if anyone's alive and not alive, and remembers that. And if you're not alive during that, and you've never heard of it, just look it up. Um, and I'm very thankful to be here, you know, lots of challenges with transplant, lots of challenges during the COVID pandemic. But again, it's about extending the conversation and really focusing on those expenses. And I'm very grateful to you Kit for inviting me on here. And for us having this conversation."
Self Description: "I'm a 31-year-old Asian American living in Sacramento, in as a non-prescriptive way as possible."
Self Description: "My name is Tony. I am Asian migrant, F-1 student visa holder currently, and non-binary. And currently, I'm studying at Yale School of Architecture for my masters. But also, I'm a practicing sex worker, as well as an organizer with Red Canary Song based in New York."
Self Description: "I co founded Kohenet Hebrew Priestess Institute, which is devoted to reclaiming and innovating embodied earth based models of Jewish feminist spiritual leadership. And I am the host of Jewish Ancestral Healing a podcast, which speaks to share with conversations with spiritual leaders, artists, activists, and visionaries around ancestral traditions and counter oppressive practice. I also serve as faculty at Starr King School for the ministry, where I train emergent clergy in organic multi religious ritual. And these strands inform my work and my pray. I'm also musician with five albums of sacred chant, mostly Hebrew goddess chant. The most recent album is Hebrew and Arabic chants of counter oppressive devotion. And my projects in the world tend to be around reinvigorating ancient traditions, to support connection to what has been in ways that are juicy, alive and resonant now, and supporting folks in finding connection to places of meaning, power and possibility within their own traditions, the traditions that either they're from or that draw deeply to them, to help folks make more meaning and find more pleasure, presence and joy. And so these strands shaped my orienting to most things I, I also place a really strong value on presence as prayer. This comes from my own orientations of what's possible when we are additionally here in this moment, honoring our bodies honoring right pace, as a foundation, and all the things"
Self Description - "Well, I am from New Zealand, obviously, because of my accent. And I am sort of, I like to be kind of like outside of culture, looking, looking at it sort of, you know, once removed. And so I'm a researcher, and a writer, because of that, and visionary, I see things either in visions or dreams, often telling me about the future. And when I go blind, that is pretty scary, because I don't know what's coming up."
Self Description: "my name again is Zola Bruce, I actually am someone who identifies as an artist, social worker, activist, sex worker, and all around, I feel like I am an existential traveler. So one thing that I would like people to know about me off the bat is, I'm a person that has traveled to over 20 countries. I have lived outside the states for seven of those the for seven years. Specifically in Europe, I was in Amsterdam, and then Berlin. And that's where I actually did migrant sex work myself. And when I say sex work, it's there as an industry of sex work. So I learned even more about that, as I was able to expand my ideas around sex and sexuality. While living in Europe, I started to do BDSM work, because I learned more about it through other practitioners there."
Self Description: " I'm a kung fu Tai Chi and Qigong teacher in Boulder, Colorado, I have a studio here. I've been in business since 2007. But I've been studying these Mind Body practices for over 25 years now."
Self Description: "my name is Arti Kumar-Jain and I'm the Executive Director of Diya Holistic Life Care, which is a nonprofit organization."
Marc Adkins reflects on his personal opinions and experiences during the pandemic.
Self Description: "I am Alan Vandever. I'm a contemporary artist based out of Chicago. I'm an activist, a father, a husband, a friend to many I am about as outside of the box is you can possibly be I don't, I don't have a box anymore. I think I run a not for profit. We're called childhood fractured. We work on prevention and awareness of child sexual abuse through contemporary art. We have recently, in the process of expanding that, and we're focusing more on working with survivors and helping them become healthier. I guess probably more specifically healthier in their their sexual lives. Just because there's a lot of, from being sexually abused, there's a lot of sexual trauma. And we were also working with I should say, we're also working with adult sexual abuse survivors. And just trying to one of the things I just from doing this for years, realizing what people need the most help with, is regaining control and power of their sexuality [inaudible]. Yeah. So yeah. Let's see what else about me. I'm always experimenting with my art and figuring out ways to, I feel like with art, you need to make art that helps society, not just make it beautiful. I like to make art that makes people think I like to tell stories, tell that with my art and verbally tell stories. I have a new book coming out soon. So close. I've been dealing with publisher stuff. And it's been over a year long process of getting it published were almost there. Yeah, super excited about that. I've just recently, one of my best friends from college, moved here, and is helping me with the studio and in the non for profit. And we're starting a new venture called scannerdo where we're using new technology to create 3d scans of people and objects for the metaverse. And I'm really excited about this project. It, as an artist, it allows me to, I feel like create anything I ever imagined. It's it's just such a wonderful tool and the the possibilities seem almost endless. And then also, we're going to be using that for our not for profit to creating a safe space for people in the metaverse to ask survivors to come to. A virtual safe space. And then the next project after that is trying to work with counselors to create virtual counseling, instead of zoom counseling. With VR, you'll feel like you're in the room with the counselor. Yeah, so I'm really, really excited about that. Im in an interview. We're just starting the day here. So it's, we open at 10. So everyone's coming in. All right, so yeah, that's that's me. I could go on and on and on. So we'll start the questions."
Self Description- "So my name is Gracia, I. I'm born and raised in the United States. My mom is Puerto Rican and my dad is Dominican. I have been living my life as an Episcopal priest for the last 30 years. And well, Episcopal Minister has become a 27 years of my priesthood or something 27/28. But I was a deacon before that. And now I'm an assistant professor of practical Theology at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria. And I'm also the director of the contextual ministry program, which is basically field ed. So all my all my pieces have come together to bring me to this place."
Self Description: "Yeah, my name is Jackie Casimire. I am adult division director of Mothers Of Murdered Columbus Children. Hence, I am a mother of a murdered Columbus child."
Self Description: "Yes, my name is Dwelyn Williams. I am a dialysis technician for 22 years now here residing in Phoenix, Arizona. I came to Phoenix Arizona as a traveler due to COVID experience in April 2020."
En esta entrevista Silvia Muñoz Mata es entrevistada por Carmen Kordick Coury concerniente al covid-19 en Costa Rica. Para empezar, Silvia habla de las cosas que habían cambiado desde el año anterior. Habla de su hogar y como se sintió cuando se enfermó. De la vacuna, teorías conspirativas, y del gene antivacunas incluyendo su novio. De allí, Silvia habla de su trabajo, de la salud mental, el abuso y violencia doméstica. Hablan de cuestiones sociales y el tema de la economía, gente sin trabajo y inflación. Pasan el tema de la inflación, la política, las elecciones y los candidatos. También hablan del gobierno, pensiones de lujo, hospitales y salud y el uso de las mascarillas. Para terminar, hablan de las fuentes principales de información y del futuro.
En esta entrevista Irene Lobo Hernández es entrevistada por Carmen Kordick Coury concerniente al covid-19 en Costa Rica. Para empezar, hablan de lo que ha cambiado desde el ano anterior. Habla de su trabajo de abogada, del desempleo y la economía. Irene también habla del gobierno, de las vacunas y de gente que no confía en las vacunas. Habla de las elecciones y los candidatos. De gente conocida que se han enfermaron y unos que han fallecido por la pandemia. Irene también habla de las formas de celebrar la vida de su hermana que falleció el año anterior, habla de su familia y el uso de las mascarillas. Para terminar, habla de sus fuentes principales de información, la información falsa y sus deseos para el futuro.
En esta entrevista Rodrigo Hernández Montero es entrevistado por Carmen Kordick Coury concerniente al covid-19 en Costa Rica. Empiezan con que había cambiado desde el ano anterior. Hablan del gobierno, de la vacuna y su experiencia cuando el se vacuno. Habla de sus compañeros que aún no se habían vacunado y de como le fue a su familia cuando se enfermaron del covid. Rodrigo también habla de la caja, describe su trabajo de odontólogo, habla de sus pacientes y del uso de equipo de protección. Habla de sus compañeros del trabajo y su vida social. De la economía, la inflación y la pobreza, De allí, Rodrigo habla de su hogar y familia, del uso de la mascarilla y de las fuentes de información. Para terminar, habla de las elecciones y del futuro.
En esta entrevista Rodrigo Hernández Cordero es entrevistada por Carmen Kordick Coury concerniente al covid-19 en Costa Rica. Para empezar, hablaron de cosas que han cambiado desde el ano anterior. Hablaron de su negocio, inflación, y el gobierno. De allí hablaron del gobierno, la vacuna, y la mascarilla. Hablaron de La Caja, su vida social, y su familia. De las elecciones, fuentes principales de noticias y estudios cerebrales. Para terminar, hablaron de la juventud y de sus pensamientos del futuro.
En esta entrevista José Pablo Enríquez Arcia es entrevistado por Carmen Kordick Coury concerniente al covid-19 en Costa Rica. José Pablo vive en San José. Habla de los cambios que han sucedido en su vida personal desde el año anterior. Habla de la vacuna, y como se sintió cuando contracto el virus de COVID. Le cuenta a Carmen de cuando perdió su trabajo y como encontró empleo con Amazon. Habla de las mascarillas y de gente que aún no creen en la vacuna. El habla más de su vida personal, su trabajo, y sus pensamientos sobre la violencia doméstica. De allí habla de las elecciones y el gobierno, lo político, la economía, la corrupción y crimen. Terminan con el tema del futuro.
En esta entrevista Francisco Guzman Solano es entrevistada por Carmen Kordick Coury concerniente al covid-19 en Costa Rica. Empiezan con los cambios que había pasado desde el ano anterior. Francisco habla de su familia y vida social. Hablan del uso de las máscaras, vacunas y la información falsa. De allí, hablan de la economía y la inflación, del gobierno y las elecciones. Hablan del crimen y las drogas. Para terminar, hablan de las fuentes principales de noticias y el futuro.
En esta entrevista Danitza Guzman Solano es entrevistada por Carmen Kordick Coury concerniente al covid-19 en Costa Rica. Hablan de los cambios que han ocurrido desde el año anterior. Hablan del ministerio de educación, de sus estudiantes y de las mascarillas. De la salud mental, el estado mental de sus estudiantes y como van en sus estudios. Danitza también habla de la información falsa y el gobierno. Habla de su familia, su comunidad y su vida social. También hablan de la economía y fuentes de información donde ella recibe sus noticias. Para terminar hablan de las elecciones, lo político, y el futuro.
En esta entrevista Erika Franco Quirós es entrevistada por Carmen Kordick Coury concerniente al covid-19 en Costa Rica. Hablan de los cambios que habían pasado desde el año anterior y cuenta que ella empezó ir al trabajo presencialmente tiempo completo. Habla de las vacunas y mascarillas. Erika habla de su trabajo como orientadora para un colegio técnico profesional y también habla de los estudiantes. De allí, ella habla del gobierno, cuenta que ella contracto COVID, y habla de la gente que no se quiere vacunar. Habla de su vida social, fuentes de información donde ella se educa, y la economía. Para terminar, ella habla de las elecciones, salud mental y el futuro.
En esta entrevista Flory Chacón Roldán es entrevistada por Carmen Kordick Coury concerniente al covid-19 en Costa Rica. Flory es profesora en la Universidad de Costa Rica, vive en San José. Hablan de los cambios del año anterior de la vacuna y de la gente que aun no se han vacunado. Tocan el tema del Ministerio de Salud, el uso de mascarillas y el regreso a las clases presenciales. Flory también habla de su empleo, los estudiantes y saliendo con su familia y pareja. Habla de la sociedad, elecciones, y justicia social. Terminan hablando del futuro.
En esta entrevista Silvia Azofeifa Ramos es entrevistada por Carmen Kordick Coury concerniente al covid-19 en Costa Rica. Silvia Azofeifa Ramos trabaja para la Universidad y vive en San José. Ella habla del regreso al salón, las mascarillas, y las vacunas. Habla de gente conocida que se enfermaron, sus sentimientos de la inmigración y la xenofobia. También habla de la economía, su comunidad y el desempleo. En seguida, ella habla de su trabajo, lo político, y las noticias. Para terminar, ella habla de la gente indígena y lo efectos del covid para la generación del futuro.
Self Description: "My name is Amanda Lohman Yeu and I am an end of life doula"
Self Description: "My name is Setoria James. I am a Masters Prepared Nurse (MPN). I am currently working in the Jackson area on an oncology unit. I am the president of Black Nurses Rock Metro Jackson chapter of the Black Nurses Rock Foundation."
Self Description: "Well, I'm I came to San Francisco as a four year old in 1957. So basically, I've been mostly in the Bay Area, only with small amounts of time elsewhere. So basically, I've been in the San Francisco Bay Area. So, I've seen it all in terms of the Summer of Love, and all those kinds of things, all these changes. So, even though I was just a four year old, I'm pretty much like a native San Franciscan, most people think that. I started practicing Tai Chi in 1973, and it was through that community that I met older people that were involved in a lot of the cutting edge of more of the new agey things, and also things about natural foods and all those kinds of things. And so, that really colored my my lifestyle choices, and it is an ongoing journey. It's never like a settled, even my personal science is not settled. So as far as I know, science is never settled. It's an ongoing process. And true scientists want their hypotheses tested. And so that for the greater good. And that's just a hint as to anything else I might be saying, but but there are so many elements that I've found through found in terms of what makes wellness, not only personal but planetary, or even the health of the ecosystem, it's multifaceted. There's never like one, one thing you can target to solve a problem. And there's, as we know, now, even quantum physicists are pointing out that they're multi dimensions to reality. So, it's not just like, solid. Third dimensional, is the only thing to consider when talking about healing or health. And also, it's gotten to the point to for me that when I teach now, I always keep the sovereignty principle that any anything that I say to the people, I want them to run it to their own direct experience, which in actuality, if I was teaching, from my experience, it would be the same thing. I never really followed any teacher to the letter. And so, my first teacher was kind of like that too; I studied under many teachers, which he was kind of against the tradition already. And I'm not a traditional teacher though, so but I'm blessed that I was able to be with people and share what what I do."
Self Description: "I am dentist and I live in a little town in Illinois. Near salt village actually Chicago Heights, Illinois. unincorporated Chicago, Heights. We're very near a town called salt village. I’m Raelian, I don't know this is a member of the Raelian movement, which is, I think important to this particular discussion. I’ve been a member of the Raelian movement for since 2004"
Self Description - "I have three titles. In essence, I'm a separation and divorce coach, I'm a family mediator. And I'm also a relationship transition, relationship transition coach. And they all sort of work together in tandem, depending on where my clients are, at any given time in their relationship with another with themselves, that sort of thing. Yeah, and I'm a coach. So I help people, I help people from where they are today to where they want to be in the future in terms of personal growth, understanding how they got here, when it comes to separations and divorces, very relationship oriented. "
Self Description: "I'm a longtime activist, boots on the ground organizer. I'm originally from New York. I started the first BLM Hudson Valley Chapter outside of New York City. And that was when Mike Brown actually died. And I am based on going to Ferguson when Mike Brown was murdered. I started called black line, but a bunch of black femmes and Call BlackLine has been really live since 2016, but really became official in 2017. I'm a mom of two queer children. Nayisha and Haquin I came who are my, my joy, you know, my reason that I do live and do organizing work. I moved to San Diego four years ago, and was lucky to do some civic engagement with organization in San Diego, and then secured a county job recently, about a year ago when they created the newly Office of Equity and race of justice. So that is kind of in a nutshell who I am. I mean, my both my my mom was the organizer. You know, she was a I call it professional organizer and my grandmother, I think I got a lot of my spirit from my grandmother, my grandmother was a bomb, really a community organizer. So I always want to lift up those two Pearly Mae Height and my mom, Jean Grey."