Carrie George

Carrie George

Carrie George is a poet, teacher, and bookseller living in Akron, Ohio, USA. She is the Mapping Akron coordinator at the Wick Poetry Center and a bookshop associate at Elizabeth’s Bookshop. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee, and her poetry has appeared in Peach Mag, Cosmonauts Avenue, The Indianapolis Review, and elsewhere.

Poetry has the enduring power to bring people out of isolation and into community. When it comes to healing from traumatic experiences, a crucial aspect of recovery is understanding that you are not alone. When we share our poems with others, we're welcoming them into our lives, our histories, our truths. Each poem on this site is a gesture of welcoming to another person who needs to share their own selves. Each poem represents the person behind the poem, and the gallery becomes an interconnected community of people telling their stories bravely.

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Randell Adjei

Randell Adjei is an entrepreneur, speaker and spoken word practitioner who uses his gifts to Empower the message of Alchemy. He was recently appointed Ontario’s first Poet Laureate. Randell, is the founder of one of Toronto's largest youth led initiatives; Reaching Intelligent Souls Everywhere (R.I.S.E Edutainment). In 2018, R.I.S.E received the Toronto Arts Foundation’s, Mayor’s Youth Arts Award. Randell is the author of “I am Not my struggles,” a powerful Anthology released in 2018. Randell was also named CBC’s Metro Morning’s Torontonian of the Year in 2015 and NOW Magazines Local Hero in May 2017. In 2020 Randell opened up for President Barack Obama at the Economic Club of Canada.

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Master Teresa Yeung

Master Teresa Yeung is an internationally recognized modern Master of Chi Gong, speaker, healer and a single mother. She is a living example of what she knows about the chi energy. Having faced her own personal hardships, she has manifested international success for herself.  She is a 3 time #1 international bestselling award winning author who speaks on how to achieve your physical, emotional and spiritual balance with Chi Gong and founder of Pureland International Qi Gong, The Seventh Happiness® School of Chi Gong.

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Humber College

Thank you Humber College Social Service Worker students, Lily, Brooke, Monica, and Shelby for all your support in outreach.

Thank you, Bernie Monette, M.Ed., Professor and Program Coordinator, Web Development, Ontario Graduate Certificate Faculty of Media, and Creative Arts at Humber College, Ambaram and Eric, practicum students.

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Amy Miranda

Amy’s known as much for her work as she is for her sense of humor, warrior spirit and personality. Amy is one of the most awarded integrated Executive Producers in North America, and she knows how to make just about anything happen. From hacking knitting machines, to putting an aquarium in a car for Shark Week. You name it, she's made it. Her creative work has garnered her many awards and lots of recognition, but it's her life story and healing work that has helped people around the world. Amy was called to practice after naming her own childhood sexual abuse. Her practice is focused on survivors of trauma and she works to help people to change their lives and reclaim their authentic power (or magic, as she calls it). Amy's practice focuses on turning trauma to triumph, demystifying the mystical and taking the woo, out of wellness. Her forthcoming book titled "What We've Forgotten" (Rise Books, December 2023) is based on her life and spiritual practice of manifesting magic is currently being offered in retreat format.

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Opal Gamble

A web developer and childhood sexual abuse survivor, Opal helped create the Gatehouse Global Poetry Movement website as a way for survivors to break the silence.

Opal is an avid quilter and automotive enthusiast. She lives in Burlington, Ontario with her partner and a bunch of helpful pets.

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