If I have to fill out a form, there is always this question: do you have a migration background? I am from Switzerland. My father is Swiss and my mother is Swiss. So I am not considered a migrant. They always let me go. I always call myself a first class migrant.
Paksy, the union turned it down. They said no. They said, “She doesn't play an instrument. You have to be a member of the AFM [American Federation of Musicians] to be a contractor. “No, we're not letting her in.”
The biggest disservice we do to young people is to say that they are not enough right now. “You will be after you get this degree or this accomplishment.” We'll always have more to learn, but we are enough right now.
Almost every tradition has afterlife beliefs because they like to imagine that “you” go on, whether it's your soul or your consciousness. There's a whole theory that religion exists because we're so concerned about dying that we created religion to assuage our death anxiety.
The world is in tension right now between what some call the 'yellow vest' activists fighting for equality/world well-being (think protests in France) and what some say are those that want to keep things as they are (not believing in climate change for instance). Are we moving toward a democratized way of being, or are we driving forward elitism? More and more I see youth choosing to make a difference and getting recognized for positive change that they are spreading through web and mobile platform work.
The reason why Lensational’s intervention has gained traction is that we were really specific. In the beginning, we were looking at women who are illiterate or who can't express themselves, because of systemic discrimination. We did not just focus on any women.
In these orientations, the domestic migrants are told that they will likely not get a day off; they will not have an access to Internet or a cellular phone. They are told that they will be over-worked and isolated. They're told that they're probably going to get raped. That there will be moments when they want to jump off a balcony and kill themselves.