BRIDGETTE R. ALEXANDER

BRIDGETTE R. ALEXANDER

Bridgette R. Alexander studied and worked in New York, Chicago and Paris and in some of the most exciting museums in the world. She entered graduate school at the University of Chicago and eventually taught as an instructor at the School of Art Institute of Chicago. Bridgette even started an art-advising firm and met some of the world’s most intriguing art collectors. This was a lot of fun, but she was still missing just the all-out adventure that she had enjoyed as a kid reading and writing stories. Enter CELINE CALDWELL, a 16 year old urbane and privileged heroine for a new generation. Alexander brings Readers 12-Adult  a 12 Novel Series, the CELINE CALDWELL MYSTERIES that Alexander has created- starting with SOUTHERN GOTHIC.

  “…an Uptown Nancy Drew.” KIRKUS Review

“Celine Caldwell is clever, impulsive….a stellar represenation of a generation.” Molly MacGregor, Co-Founder National Women’s History SouthernGothic_300Project

Celine Caldwell is a young woman all her own—bi-racial with a cadre of loyal friends, themselves of mixed race and backgrounds. These characters share a reverence for the art world and a devotion to Celine, who is determined to unravel a complex tale involving blackmail, secrets, land theft, the Klu-Klux-Klan, and cover-up of a century old murder from America’s darkest past. And Celine must solve it correctly and well before it destroys her own mother’s career as renowned curator of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Bridgette Alexander writes with beautifully enriching details about Art History and incorporates insights into the high-stakes art world, including; ArtSpeak, the language of art, Provenance, what clues can be found in the ownership history of a painting, how to read a painting, what to look for in the images and story behind a painting; and the art world power brokers, the curators, art dealers, collectors, and experts who engage in million-dollar intrigue in a world few get to see.

Bridgette’s  inspiration?  Her daughter Chloe and husband David, “with whom I am on the most exciting adventures of my life…ever!”

Bridgette and David and Chloe live in Chicago.

For More Information About Celine Caldwell Mysteries and Paris 1865 Press visit: http://www.celinecaldwell.com

Author BRIDGETTE R. ALEXANDER WILL BE VISITING NORTHERN CALIFORNIA:

July 1-2, Thelma Harris Gallery, Oakland

 July 6, at The Sitting Room, Penngrove 

To listen to and/or download this segment click the following link:20001_TTEOW 5-23-16 Final_program

 

 

 

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Savage Severity, photo by Terrence McNally

By day they are a student, and a mental health specialist who works with foster kids, isn’t that sweet? Who cares. PoiSin and her 14 year old daughter Savage Severity are players for Humboldt Roller Derby.

 

Today we take a closer look inside this seeming utopia that embraces women and girls of all ages and lifestyles and skills, without excluding men and boys. It’s a world where athletes mentor the young, claim each other as partners, and pledge each other unwavering emotional and practical support. A world where they work together to raise money for different community charities. And if you want to join them, they’ll even teach you to skate.

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PoiSin, photo by Terrence McNally

Are you sure this is roller derby?

PoiSin’s got your reality check:  “This is not a sport for people who want to skate around and talk with their friends, because I will knock you over.”

For more information, visit http://humboldtrollerderby.com/

To listen to and/or download this segment click the following link:

20001_TTEOW Roller Derby 5-16-16._program

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In 1969, a friendly macho bluff between artists spawned an all-terrain art race like nothing seen before: A glittery, sweaty, rolling celebration of art, engineering, athleticism, and above all fun. Ferndale CA artist Hobart Brown was and will forever be hailed as Glorious Founder of Kinetic Sculpture Racing, and he ruled as King of a scene that quickly inspired copy-cat events and spinoffs around the world.

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Photo by Tina Kerrigan

 

 

By 1973, a friend of Brown – it had to be Barbara Ludwick, right? So many details get lost in all the fun – decided this fabulous party needed a queen. We do know Ludwick coined the traditional kinetic racing battle-cry motto “for the glory!”

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She declared herself The Rutabaga Queen, and some time later – maybe in 1978? – there came to be a Rutabaga Ball which serves to this day as a fundraiser for the race and a coronation for a new Rutabaga Queen each year to preside over this colorful, wacky world.

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Photo by Bob Doran

 

The Rutabaga Ball is an irreverent three-round tournament that turns the traditional beauty pageant on its head while kind-of-sort-of maintaining the structure of those competitions: Ballgown; Questions and Answers; Talent; and something called “Water Crossing,” which is the kinetic kingdom’s retort to a conventional swimsuit competition. And as within the rest of the kinetic race, bribery is officially encouraged, and contestants take the opportunity to show off their creativity with unique, small, handmade gifts for the pageant judges.

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Photo by Terrence McNally

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Photo by Tina Kerrigan

The job of the Queen, according to Hobart Brown, was always “to have more fun than anyone, almost to the point of obnoxiousness.” But when the organizing body of the race disintegrated in 2006, the Rutabaga Queens got serious about their kingdom. They got Brown’s blessing to found the nonprofit organization Kinetic Universe, to preserve and promote the art and sport of kinetic sculpture racing. And they took on the responsibility of operating the event, inheriting an impossible, sprawling, expensive logistical nightmare spanning five municipalities and three days.

Some of them even found the time to become racers.

11224549_962802980469961_739957145954746114_oNone of this, it should be noted, is required in the official duties of the Rutabaga Queen.

 

Many twenty-first century Rutabaga Queens have chosen active roles supporting and running Kinetic Universe’s Kinetic Grand Championship, serving the community they love, and leading many who consider competing for the crown to ask themselves “what exactly am I getting myself into?” But the official job description of the Rutabaga Queen remains pure.

Have fun, fun, fun.

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Photo by Jeff Schmitt

Here, Through The Eyes of Women follows 2007 Rutabaga Queen Emma Breacain, 2004 Rutabaga Queen Monica Topping, and Reigning Rutabaga Queen Susie Kidd, aka Glorya Kiddnetica, as they talk to three brave souls who have thrown caution and conventionality overboard to find their place in this weird little community and make a run for the crown: Lady Lasagna of Luncheonshire, aka Karri Thallheimer, a real live school cafeteria “lunch lady”; Sparkle Lumina, aka local belly dancing sensation Shoshanna; and Roller Derby star and mental health specialist Candice Campbell, aka Princess Candie from the Land of Confections.

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Photo by Jessica Eden

Between recording and airing this episode, the Rutabaga Queens have been inundated with applications, and have had to change the venue for the May 21 Rutabaga Ball to the infinitely more spacious – you might even say “Queen Sized” –  Arcata Community Center. The contestant pool currently stands at seven queen hopefuls, but only one will wear that crown and the title of 2016 Rutabaga Queen.

For more information, visit www.kineticgrandchampionship.com, or http://www.rutabagaqueen.com.

To listen to and/or download this segment click the following link  TTEOW Rutabaga Queen 5-9-16

 

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dell arte 1Sex trafficking is bad. And it’s on the rise. It’s allowed to thrive because most of us know so little about it. We’re not looking for it, so we don’t see it, so how will we ever stop it? Enter the students of Dell‘Arte International School of Physical Theatre, they’re making a heartwarming, life affirming little production about the nightmarish underworld of sex trafficking in the U.S.A. It’s called “Jane Doe In Wonderland.”

Here is your trigger warning! As you have no doubt intuited, this is a terribly upsetting show and blog. If you find your emotions becoming difficult, It’s Game Over, Inc. has provided many online resources for you to get help and support and answers about human trafficking, at the bottom of this article. Please avail yourself if you feel the need

The National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline number is 888-373-7888.

On April 11th and April 18th, Through The Eyes Of Women spoke with local sex trafficking survivor and educator Elle Snow about her experience being trafficked as a teen in California, and about her organization Game Over, which educates law enforcement and the public at large about how the human trafficking “Game” works.

Game Over was the organization selected to collaborate on an educational performance project spearheaded by Kate Tobie, Erin Johnston and Grace Booth, students of the renowned Dell’Arte School Of Physical Theater in Blue Lake California. Here, the student producer/writers share their experiences going through Game Over’s training and education with their cast, getting inside the head of the victim/survivor, and using art to explain how an intelligent person can find themselves trapped, and to answer the question “why don’t they just leave?”

“Jane Doe In Wonderland” seeks to feed us this devastating information in easy-to-digest doses, with plenty of buttercream frosting, using Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass as the framework to help the audience grasp the surreality of the human trafficking world. Johnston, Booth and Tobie spent weeks sequestered, writing, and practicing self care from secondhand trauma while exploring these darkest parts of human behavior, packaging the message in a way that won’t send us running out of the theater before it’s over.
After two well received local debut performances, “Jane Doe In Wonderland” is currently working toward a wider audience, preparing itself to potentially tour schools and community education programs nationwide.

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To listen to and/or download this segment click the following link:TTEOW Emma Dell Arte on sex trafficking 5-2-16

For more information about Jane Doe In Wonderland, visit:

http://www.janedoeinwonderland.com/

https://www.gofundme.com/nbyb4qyc

Here is Game Over: https://www.facebook.com/itsgameover101/?fref=ts

And here are some recommended resources for help, provided by Elle Snow:

To report Human Trafficking or to speak to an advocate call:

Call 911 in an emergency

National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline

1 (888) 373-­7888 or text BE FREE

To speak to a local advocate:

North Coast Rape Crisis Team:

707­ 465-­2851 ­­ Del Norte County

707­ 445-­2881 ­­ Humboldt County

Domestic Violence:

707­ 443­-6042 ­­ Humboldt Domestic Violence Services

707 ­465­-3013 ­­ Del Norte County ­ Rural Human Resources ­ Harmony House

To speak to local law enforcement:

Call 911 in an Emergency

707 ­441-­4060 ­­ Eureka Police Department

707 ­464-­2133 ­­ Del Norte Police Department

Humboldt County Sheriff Department:

707­ 268-­2539 ­­ Anonymous Tip Line

707­ 445-­7251 ­­ Eureka

707 ­923-­2761 ­­ Garberville

707 ­839-­6600 ­­ McKinleyville

707 ­464-­4191 ­­ Del Norte Sheriff Department

Anti­ Human Trafficking Organizations:

Polaris Project:

http://polarisproject.org/

National Human Trafficking Resource Center:

https://traffickingresourcecenter.org/

Shared Hope International:

http://sharedhope.org/

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children:

http://www.missingkids.org/home

Rebecca Bender Ministries:

http://www.rebeccabender.org/

Girls Education and Mentoring Services:

http://www.gems­girls.org/

Prostitution Research:

http://prostitutionresearch.com/

Homeland Security:

https://www.dhs.gov/topic/human­trafficking

Survivor Testimony:

Rebecca Bender:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvnRYte3PAk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxeJdjePlEA

Rachel Lloyd – Ted Talks:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ij_6iMi9gA

Rachel Lloyd – The Making of a Girl:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvnRYte3PAk

Holly Austin Smith:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akPZCg8Rx9Q

Suggested Documentaries:

Nefarious:

http://nefariousdocumentary.com/

Tricked:

http://www.trickedfilm.com/

Very Young Girls:

http://www.gems­girls.org/get­involved/very­young­girls

Half the Sky:

http://www.halftheskymovement.org/

Suggested Books:

The Survivors Guide to Leaving ­­ Sheila White with Rachel Lloyd

http://www.gems­girls.org/survivor­leadership/resources/the­survivors­guide-

to­leaving­sample

Girls Like Us ­­ Rachel Lloyd

http://www.gems­girls.org/get­involved/girlslikeus

Roadmap to Redemption ­­ Rebecca Bender

http://www.rebeccabender.org/store/roadmap­to­redemption

Holly Austin Smith – Walking Prey

http://hollyaustinsmith.com/hollys­story/

Renting Lacy: A Story of America’s Prostituted Children ­­ Linda Smith with Cindy Coloma

https://sharedhope.org/product/renting­lacy/

The White Umbrella: Walking with Survivors of Sex Trafficking ­­ Mary Frances Bowley

https://wellspringliving.org/whiteumbrella/

Paid for: My Journey Through Prostitution ­­ Rachel Moran

http://www.amazon.com/Paid­My­Journey­Through-Prostitution/dp/0717156028

And still more links from Elle to broaden your understanding.

http://titsandsass.com/a-hobbyists-perspective-we-just-dont-give-a-shit/

http://m.heraldscotland.com/news/13149175.Exposing_the__invisible_men__who_rate_sex_workers_online/?ref=twtrec

http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/sexist/2009/10/27/the-secret-prostitution-code-of-johns

Any questions?

Game over.

Regular TTEOW host, Kathleen Marshall, read and enjoyed one of author Margaret Dilloway’s novels for adults.  Shortly after finishing ‘How to Be and American Housewife’ she learned that author Dilloway had ventured into young-reader fiction with the re-imagination of a traditional Japanese folktale.  Margaret DillowayOf Japanese-American descent Margaret finds inspiration in her Japanese heritage.  Join 12 year-old Zoe Osborn and regular host, Kathleen Marshall, as we all learn more about the traditional Momotaro folktale and Margaret’s modern interpretation of that tale in her new book ‘Momotaro: Xander and the Lost Island of Monsters’.Momotaro

Zoe is an avid young-reader.  She devours stories of adventure, fantasy and intrigue.  She reads with a curious and attentive mind which is reflected in her questions for Margaret.

Kathleen is Zoe’s god-mother and thought it would be a lot of fun to read together, discuss the book and interview the author.  It was a blast.  This is Kathleen’s final interview as a regular host on TTEOW.

To listen to and/or download this segment click the following link:TTEOW Kathleen Zoe and Margaret Dilloway 4-25-16

 

“This is you. We’re talking about you.”

Many of us think of prostitution as a victimless crime. And many of us think of sex trafficking as a thing that happens in places far away, to people who look different from us. Most of us agree it has nothing to do with us personally, right?

But domestic sex trafficking is booming in the United States, probably in large part because we have so little awareness of what it is or how it works. It probably doesn’t help that some of our American pop culture celebrates the “pimp life” and the are even Grammy and Oscar award-winning songs glorifying a culture that probably, hopefully, sounds fantastical and unreal to a majority of the audience consuming it.

Here is your trigger warning! As you have no doubt intuited, this is a terribly upsetting show and blog. If you find your emotions becoming difficult, we have many online resources for you to get help and support and answers about human trafficking, at the bottom of this article. Please avail yourself if you feel the need. The National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline number is 888-373-7888.

Gorgeous, thirtysomething, blue eyed Elle Snow enjoys cooking, and when coaxed she’ll admit to making a mean short rib. She is a self professed math whiz who does algebra equations in her head to relax, a photographer, and a fan of Tom Waits’ music, populated by tragic characters and gritty underworlds. But what she says consumes her life is the brief window of time she spent at age 19 being trafficked for sex. These days, Snow has been generously sharing her story of terror again and again and again in the hopes of helping others.

In an age of misunderstanding that Snow is working to help end, police have frequently identified the prostitute as the perpetrator of a crime, failing to recognize them as the victim. Once that happens, the trafficking survivor with an arrest record for prostitution faces years of stigma, discrimination and missed employment opportunities, long after they escape their pimp.  And if the trafficking survivor and law enforcement can actually build a case strong enough to put a pimp behind bars, the survivor must remain wary of the pimp’s network of cronies on the outside who may be seeking revenge on his behalf for years to come. The victimization continues, possibly forever.

Since testifying against her captor and putting him behind bars, Snow has placed her personal safety and emotional wellbeing on the line to found the organization Game Over, which helps law enforcement, social workers, and others grasp the bigger picture of domestic sex trafficking in the United States in the twenty first century,  with training workshops customized to various industries and circumstances.

She is also collaborating with the Dell’Arte International school of physical theater creating an educational performance that will eventually tour and bring even more awareness to the issue. “It’s a wonderful way to have a horrible conversation,” Snow says.

To listen to and/or download this segment, click the following link: 

Emma B interviews Elle Snow – Chapter 2

Emma B interviews Elle Snow – Chapter 1

 

Here is Elle’s home page for her organization, Game Over:https://www.facebook.com/itsgameover101/?fref=ts

And here are some recommended resources for help, provided by Elle:

To report Human Trafficking or to speak to an advocate call:

Call 911 in an emergency

National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline

1 (888) 373­7888 or text BE FREE

To speak to a local advocate:

North Coast Rape Crisis Team:

707­465­2851 ­­ Del Norte County

707­445­2881 ­­ Humboldt County

Domestic Violence:

707­443­6042 ­­ Humboldt Domestic Violence Services

707­465­3013 ­­ Del Norte County ­ Rural Human Resources ­ Harmony House

To speak to local law enforcement:

Call 911 in an Emergency

707­441­4060 ­­ Eureka Police Department

707­464­2133 ­­ Del Norte Police Department

Humboldt County Sheriff Department:

707­268­2539 ­­ Anonymous Tip Line

707­445­7251 ­­ Eureka

707­923­2761 ­­ Garberville

707­839­6600 ­­ McKinleyville

707­464­4191 ­­ Del Norte Sheriff Department

Anti­ Human Trafficking Organizations:

Polaris Project:

http://polarisproject.org/

National Human Trafficking Resource Center:

https://traffickingresourcecenter.org/

Shared Hope International:

http://sharedhope.org/

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children:

http://www.missingkids.org/home

Rebecca Bender Ministries:

http://www.rebeccabender.org/

Girls Education and Mentoring Services:

http://www.gems­girls.org/

Prostitution Research:

http://prostitutionresearch.com/

Homeland Security:

https://www.dhs.gov/topic/human­trafficking

Survivor Testimony:

Rebecca Bender:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvnRYte3PAk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxeJdjePlE

Rachel Lloyd – Ted Talks:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ij_6iMi9gA

Rachel Lloyd – The Making of a Girl:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvnRYte3PAk

Holly Austin Smith:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akPZCg8Rx9Q

Suggested Documentaries:

Nefarious:

http://nefariousdocumentary.com/

Tricked:

http://www.trickedfilm.com/

Very Young Girls:

http://www.gems­girls.org/get­involved/very­young­girls

Half the Sky:

http://www.halftheskymovement.org/

Suggested Books:

The Survivors Guide to Leaving ­­ Sheila White with Rachel Lloyd

http://www.gems­girls.org/survivor­leadership/resources/the­survivors­guide-

to­leaving­sample

Girls Like Us ­­ Rachel Lloyd

http://www.gems­girls.org/get­involved/girlslikeus

Roadmap to Redemption ­­ Rebecca Bender

http://www.rebeccabender.org/store/roadmap­to­redemption

Holly Austin Smith – Walking Prey

http://hollyaustinsmith.com/hollys­story/

Renting Lacy: A Story of America’s Prostituted Children ­­ Linda Smith with Cindy Coloma

https://sharedhope.org/product/renting­lacy/

The White Umbrella: Walking with Survivors of Sex Trafficking ­­ Mary Frances Bowley

https://wellspringliving.org/whiteumbrella/

Paid for: My Journey Through Prostitution ­­ Rachel Moran

http://www.amazon.com/Paid­My­Journey­Through-

Prostitution/dp/0717156028

And still more links from Elle to broaden your understanding.

http://titsandsass.com/a-hobbyists-perspective-we-just-dont-give-a-shit/

http://m.heraldscotland.com/news/13149175.Exposing_the__invisible_men__who_rate_sex_workers_online/?ref=twtrec

http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/sexist/2009/10/27/the-secret-prostitution-code-of-johns

Any questions?

Game over

12742150_1045388675503941_6035411808378931330_nIn America you can get a prostitute faster than you can get a pizza. And that’s just fine, right, who cares what consenting adults do behind closed doors. Right? Well, bad news, guys, your prostitute is almost certainly being trafficked. Held captive. Abused. And having sex with with you against her will. Sorry.  Even if she swears she doesn’t have a pimp. Even if she says she’s just putting herself through college. Even if she advertises on the Internet. Even if she has a local telephone number. Even if you put the money into her hand. Even if you flat-out asked her, “Are you okay?”

Here is your trigger warning! As you have no doubt intuited, this is a dreadfully upsetting show and blog. If you find your emotions becoming difficult, we have many online resources for you to get help and support and answers about human trafficking, at the bottom of this article. Please avail yourself if you feel the need. The National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline number is 888-373-7888.

And if you have actually found a rare, totally empowered free agent who just loooooooooves her job and loves having sex with YOU, she’s just one bad moment away from having to change her name and hair and city of residence forever. She is at the mercy of paid (PAID!) mystery shoppers called “hobbyists” who write detailed online consumer reviews about prostitutes, and she is a prime target for serial killers.

The numbers are murky and largely rely on self-reporting, but numerous studies and surveys compiled and cited by advocacy groups suggest about 18% of the United States’ 120 million men patronizing prostitutes, and about 90% of this country’s one million prostitutes working under some form of coercion, whether it’s threats to their family and friends, or drug addiction, or physical abuse, or brainwashing and psychological control techniques that pimps share with each other in online forums and published books.

Once you know, you’ll see it everywhere in your town. “I see the world differently, now,” says sex trafficking survivor and victim advocate Elle Snow. “I see things as they really are.”

Snow has seen her captor imprisoned and has started an organization called Game Over, which educates law enforcement, social workers and others to understand what sex trafficking looks like in the circumstances of their work with the public, and recognize its victims as victims, not criminals.

Whether we turn a blind eye, or actively propagate the brutal business of sex trafficking, there’s a pretty good chance we are all contributing to this big, big problem. “This is you,” Snow says. “We’re talking about you.”

To listen to and/or download Emma’s conversation with Elle Snow click the following link: TTEOW 4-11 Emma and Elle Snow part 1

Elle’s home page for her organization, Game Over:

https://www.facebook.com/itsgameover101/?fref=ts

Resources provided by Elle:

To report Human Trafficking or to speak to an advocate call:

Call 911 in an emergency

National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline

(888) 373­-7888 or text BE FREE

Local Resources

North Coast Rape Crisis Team:

707­ 465-­2851 ­­ Del Norte County

707 ­445-­2881 ­­ Humboldt County

Domestic Violence:

707 ­443-­6042 ­­ Humboldt Domestic Violence Services

707­ 465-­3013 ­­ Del Norte County ­ Rural Human Resources ­ Harmony House

Local Law Enforcement:

Call 911 in an Emergency

707­ 441-­4060 ­­ Eureka Police Department

707­ 464-­2133 ­­ Del Norte Police Department

Humboldt County Sheriff Department:

707­ 268-­2539 ­­ Anonymous Tip Line

707­ 445-­7251 ­­ Eureka

707­ 923-­2761 ­­ Garberville

707­ 839-­6600 ­­ McKinleyville

707­ 464-­4191 ­­ Del Norte Sheriff Department

Anti-Human Trafficking Organizations:

Polaris Project:

http://polarisproject.org/

National Human Trafficking Resource Center:

https://traffickingresourcecenter.org/

Shared Hope International:

http://sharedhope.org/

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children:

http://www.missingkids.org/home

Rebecca Bender Ministries:

http://www.rebeccabender.org/

Girls Education and Mentoring Services:

http://www.gems­girls.org/

Prostitution Research:

http://prostitutionresearch.com/

Homeland Security:

https://www.dhs.gov/topic/human­trafficking

Survivor Testimony:

Rebecca Bender:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvnRYte3PAk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxeJdjePlEA

 

Rachel Lloyd – Ted Talks:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ij_6iMi9gA

Rachel Lloyd – The Making of a Girl:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvnRYte3PAk

 

Holly Austin Smith:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akPZCg8Rx9Q

Suggested Documentaries:

Nefarious

http://nefariousdocumentary.com/

Tricked

http://www.trickedfilm.com/

Very Young Girls

http://www.gems­girls.org/get­involved/very­young­girls/

Half the Sky

http://www.halftheskymovement.org/

Suggested Books:

The Survivors Guide to Leaving

Sheila White with Rachel Lloyd

http://www.gems­girls.org/survivor­leadership/resources/the­survivors­guide-to­leaving­sample/

Girls Like Us ­­

Rachel Lloyd

http://www.gems­girls.org/get­involved/girlslikeus/

Roadmap to Redemption ­­

Rebecca Bender

http://www.rebeccabender.org/store/roadmap­to­redemption/

Holly Austin Smith – Walking Prey

http://hollyaustinsmith.com/hollys­story/

Renting Lacy: A Story of America’s Prostituted Children

Linda Smith with Cindy Coloma

https://sharedhope.org/product/renting­lacy/

The White Umbrella: Walking with Survivors of Sex Trafficking

Mary Frances Bowley

https://wellspringliving.org/whiteumbrella/

Paid for: My Journey Through Prostitution

Rachel Moran

http://www.amazon.com/Paid­My­Journey­Through-Prostitution/dp/0717156028

More Links from Elle:

http://titsandsass.com/a-hobbyists-perspective-we-just-dont-give-a-shit/

http://m.heraldscotland.com/news/13149175.Exposing_the__invisible_men__who_rate_sex_workers_online/?ref=twtrec

http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/sexist/2009/10/27/the-secret-prostitution-code-of-johns

 

 

Scan0011Ashley Mobley is the new Executive Director of Greater Trinidad Chamber of Commerce.

Ashley graduated from the University of Central Missouri with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art Printmaking and then attended Humboldt State University (HSU) to obtain her Certificate of Museum Studies and Gallery Practices. Ms. Mobley was the Museum Manager for the Humboldt Arts Council in the Morris Graves Museum of Art and continues to volunteer at the museum, helping to install exhibitions when needed. Ashley has also spent time as an Outreach and Guest Specialist for the Redwood Discovery Museum and spent the last two years working for the Humboldt Botanical Garden, both as Volunteer Coordinator and Visitor Services Coordinator.12096232_868109269951487_1560825743717092525_n-1

 

Ashley Mobley is also a professional artist whose work you may see at a Eureka Arts Alive! event or possibly along side your favorite local musician as performance artist Biomorphic Light.

YOU CAN MEET ASHLEY MOBLEY at the GREATER TRINIDAD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MIXER, April 7TH, 2016 held at the TRINIDAD MUSEUM 5:50-7pmtrinidad-calif

movie For more information: http://www.trinidadcalif.com 

 

 

To listen to and/or download Brenda’s conversation with Ashley Mobley click the following link:  TTEOW Ashley Mobley and Brenda Starr 4-4-16 

Marianne Cooper cut adrift

Marianne Cooper, is a sociologist at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University and also contributes to the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality. Dr. Cooper received her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley. She lives in Silicon Valley with her husband and two young children.

Her recent book “Cut Adrift: Families In Insecure Times” provides very important and original insights to the national conversation about the growing income disparities and economic risks that Americans face daily.  Many economists and social scientists are exploring this vital topic but Dr. Cooper’s approach analyzes “what keeps Americans up at night.”  She spent time with families of various economic classes, from unemployed, almost homeless to the very affluent and describes individual families coping styles. Accompanying moms to their children’s soccer matches, sitting in their living rooms, eating meals with them, Dr. Cooper explored the different coping strategies of the affluent, middle-class and poor families in Silicon Valley that reflect huge inequalities and even cause greater income disparities.  Invariably, regardless of income, poor to fabulously wealthy, everyone is anxious.

In an article about her book, Marianne Cooper writes “In talking with families from rich to poor for my new book, Cut Adrift: Families in Insecure times, I learned that the rich don’t think they have enough and strive to attain more, while middle and working-class families realize they can’t do much to improve their situations so they lower their expectations and try to get used to less. These different approaches to managing insecurity don’t just reflect inequality, they actually fuel it…This is the emotional story behind the statistics documenting the fact that we live in precarious times.”

To listen to and/or download Corinne’s conversation with Marianne Cooper click the following link:     2-2-2015 Corinne_Marian Cooper

 

 

 

 

PURE GRIT book cover with Army Nurse Frankie Lewey

PURE GRIT book cover with Army Nurse Frankie Lewey

Author Mary Cronk Farrell has once again given her readers a long, historic and passion filled chronology of a distinct American event. In her new Book, Pure Grit:How American World War II Nurses Survived Battle & Prison Camp in the Pacific, Mary tells the story of over 80 women who served in the Army and Navy Nurse Corps and were prisoners of war once Pearl Harbor was bombed. Their capture, survival and ultimately recognition from a grateful country defy imagination. Pure Grit honors these courageous women with compelling tales of their strength, compassion, kindness and unbelievable spirit.

Author Mary Cronk Farrell

Author Mary Cronk Farrell

Mary Cronk Farrell talks about how she found photos and stories of these Army and Navy Corps Nurses who were held at Luzon Island, Bataan and the Los Banos Internment Camp in the Philippine Islands – as well as the Nurses experiences with battle, hunger, survival, taking care of patients and most of all hope.

For more info on the author or to view a clip visit:

http://www.marycronkfarrell.net/videos.html           http://www.MaryCronkFarrell.com

“In times of despair, remain who you are” said First Lieutenant Mildred “Millie” Dalton, Jefferson, Georgia, the last living POW nurse, who died March 8, 2013, at age ninety- eight. Reminders of her wartime experiences remained constant up until her death. “I cut clothes off so many soldiers that, to this day, if I use scissors, I get a blister.”

Hospital in Santo Tomas Prison Camp, P.I.

Hospital in Santo Tomas Prison Camp, P.I.

 

To listen to and/or download Brenda’s conversation with Mary Cronk Farrell click the following link:     3-17-2014 Brenda Mary Cronk Farrell

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