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What About the Children? Courageous Conversation with Susan Young about Human Trafficking and her Daughter..

What About the Children? Courageous Conversation with Susan Young about Human Trafficking and her Daughter..

Dollar-for-dollar, human trafficking in America is far worse than it is overseas. It is a market that is growing exponentially, putting $975 million in the pockets of human traffickers every year. Every 2.5 hours, a child is taken by human traffickers. Seven years is the average lifespan of a child victim once taken. Ninety-six percent of trafficking victims are female. Every trafficked child is purchased for sex 5.4 times a day. Human traffickers use any tool available to them to connect with potential victims. Contrary to popular belief, these predators rarely kidnap victims but rather employ psychological manipulation to get…
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This is Us: Featuring Karyn A. Temple, Global General Counsel for the Motion Picture Association

This is Us: Featuring Karyn A. Temple, Global General Counsel for the Motion Picture Association

Question: Who fights to recognize the power of our stories, reward creators, and allows the industry to produce, distribute, and protect creative content that audiences love? Answer: The Motion Picture Association; the leading advocate of the film, television, and streaming industry around the world. Their members are Disney, Netflix, Paramount, Sony, Universal, and Warner Brothers. “Free speech empowers creators to entertain and inform, to challenge and inspire. Copyright ensures creators can benefit from their works and protects against piracy. Combined, these fundamental rights enable creators to thrive and bring great stories to global audiences. Combined, these fundamental rights enable creators…
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Rotary Opens Opportunities Through Service Featuring Ambreen Rizvi, President of Tysons Rotary Club District 7610

Rotary Opens Opportunities Through Service Featuring Ambreen Rizvi, President of Tysons Rotary Club District 7610

What comes to mind when you hear the words, ” compassion without borders”? For global citizen, civic leader, local non-profit CEO, mother, and president of Tysons Rotary Club, Ambreen Rizvi, it is her life’s strategy. Ambreen embodies Rotary International’s motto, Service Above Self. She is a woman of action who has the gift of intellect, a servants’ heart, and determination to get the job done. Both Rotary International and Ambreen are examples of how a person living in Northern Virginia can make a huge impact globally through service. Ambreen’s story began in Pakistan, continued in Paris, and exciting new chapters…
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Women’s History Month Celebrates Michelle Obama

Women's History Month Celebrates Michelle Obama

It’s March, National Women’s History Month when we intentionally recognize the ongoing great contributions women have made to our nation. Frankly Speaking with Tyra G is celebrating this month with a twist. We are looking at phenomenal women and how we embrace and manage our universal experiences, our rainbows and clouds, and our courage and resolve. We are a journey, not a destination; a process, not an event. Even when we are still, we are motion; loving, serving, nurturing, encouraging, and empowering. We are love and love does. But sometimes, sometimes we get stuck between our no longer the familiar,…
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Women’s History Month Celebrates the Fact That Truth is of No Color

Women's History Month Celebrates the Fact That Truth is of No Color

 “The 19th Amendment had first been introduced in Congress in 1871. But Congress’ unwillingness to pass it meant women could only vote in states that had passed woman’s suffrage laws. By 1919 that had come to include 27 states, but not New Hampshire. Granite state women would have to wait for the state of Tennessee to become the 36th state to pass the 19th Amendment before they could vote for President in 1920.”[1]And there is so much more to do! Join me in a fascinating, energizing, educational, and empowering discussion about how African American women participated in the battle to…
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Women’s History Month Celebrates Service Women of the Vietnam War

Women's History Month Celebrates Service Women of the Vietnam War

Women’s History Month is celebrating veterans and active-duty military who keep us and have kept us out of constant harm’s way, often at great costs. Considering this is the year after the 100th year anniversary of WWI, we are reminded that war is a part of human history. My goal is to share diverse war stories across the spectrum of age, gender, and race to include family impact and cultural legacies. The Vietnam war was my coming of age war. I became immersed in and confused by the concurrent war at home, about the necessity of US involvement, while at…
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A Voice From the Future with Tommi Crump and Tommi’s Tales

A Voice From the Future with Tommi Crump and Tommi's Tales

How do YOU spell Legacy? Ray Bradbury believes, “Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built, or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way, so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you are there. It does not matter what you do, he said, so long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into…
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Moments of Mindfulness: Everybody has one, many of us are.

Moments of Mindfulness: Everybody has one, many of us are.

Although motherhood related celebrations have existed for thousands of years, it was President Woodrow Wilson in 1914 who officially designated the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day in the United States. Mother is our first intimate relationship, first friend, and teacher. She is created with special powers. She has eyes in the back of her head, can hear through walls, and can catch us before we fall. Her love is the launchpad for all kinds of promise. “Super-her-o” mother understands what her children do not say, makes a scraped knee better with a kiss, and gives hugs that last…
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She Believes in Me: Encourage, Empower, Inspire with Founder Rene Gorman and Michelle Galliano

She Believes in Me: Encourage, Empower, Inspire with Founder Rene Gorman and Michelle Galliano

Contrary to the belief that this is a male-dominated world, women provide the foundation of power, grace, wisdom, justice, creativity, and hope. Throughout history, the world has witnessed many great women of strength who managed to tap into their Everyday Power to leave an indelible mark on society. However, it is important that there is a transfer of empowerment to the next generations. Actress Audrey Hepburn said, “I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles.” The…
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Sowing Seeds of Service above Self with Tonia Oldham

Sowing Seeds of Service above Self with Tonia Oldham

I love it when I get together, courageous enough to look and walk beyond words. Giving each other permission to expose gifts of imperfection without judgment. Frankly Speaking is our time and space to help, heal, educate, and encourage each other into the best version of ourselves no matter where we are in our journey. Our spiritual doggie bag this week includes a note from LOVE also known as God and as offered by author Glennon Doyle Melton and I quote: “Stop holding your breath. Breathe. There is enough. I have created an abundance of acceptance, attention, recognition, joy, peace, money,…
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