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.
impactmania's interviews have been featured at the UN, cited by international media, U.S. Consulate, and many other organizations. Our interview with the Berlin Philharmonic Digital Media was already cited in a report by the Harvard Business School and now is also part of a book published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing!
What we have settled on is that there seems to be two things: traumatic migration experience; refugees have higher risk of disorder than economic migrants. Second, the pre- and post-migratory social context, for example, people's loss of social status—when people go from a good job to being a cleaner after migration.
Sometimes they’re educated, sometimes they’re not, but they’re all human beings with lives and stories. Nobody leaves his or her country unless there’s a reason to. You don’t do it just because the US is the best country in the world. You do it because there’s something that’s making you leave.
That’s only possible because the orchestra is managing itself. They love trying out new things. They love being experimental. They love going new ways. They don’t care about industry standards. That’s not their world. Their world’s the creative world.
Since airing their story, there is more we know about Alzheimer's and early-onset Alzheimer's, but not nearly enough. There is still no treatment or cure. For the Noonans, the disease has taken its terrible, inevitable toll. They have lost five family members now.