By: Kristine Alarcon In Charlottesville, Virginia, women cancer survivors are belly dancing together at the My Body Raqs class. The belly dancing class was created specifically for cancer survivors to help them cope with movement through gentle dance. Any cancer survivor is welcome after treatment and diagnosis as no dance experience is required and the … Read more Cancer Survivors Belly Dancing Together
By: Charmaine Santos Edited by: Sharon E. Chin Molly Gochman, a Texas-born New York based artist, has fused art and activism together to open up the conversation about human trafficking. Her “Red Sand Project” uses a theme of cracks to represent the U.S.- Mexico border to illustrate the vulnerability that plague many trafficking victims. Gochman … Read more An Artist Finds A Way To Open The Conversation About Human Trafficking
By: Kristine Alarcon An Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) score is an indicator of neglect, abuse, and other types of hallmarks in a rough childhood. Individuals with a higher ACE score have an increased risk of developing health issues. Your ACE score can be determined with a quiz here. The ACE score is only an … Read more What is your ACE score? Take the Quiz.
By: Sara Kim Edited By: Sharon E. Chin According to the United Nations, 1 out of every 3 girls in developing countries are married off before they turn the age of 18. Girls are typically forced into matrimony because their families cannot afford to care for them, or because the groom’s family receives financial gain … Read more Earthquakes in Nepal Exacerbate Child Marriage
By: Charmaine Santos Edited by: Sharon E. Chin Joy, whose real name is withheld to protect identity, and her husband made coconut wine and sold two barrels a week to support their family in the hills of Ormoc City in the central Philippine islands. Nearly half the population in the region lives in poverty. … Read more Program Assistance Helped Save Filipina Mom from Traffickers