A Huge THANK YOU To My Five “TED TALK” And “TED FELLOWSHIP” REFERENCES

Thanks to the five people I have been blessed to meet and work with, whether as friends or in professional capacities.

This diverse, talented group of people generously agreed to support and encourage my work, Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle, and me by reviewing my applications for presenting in a TED Talk the power and benefits of respect as a global foundational belief, plus for my application to become a TED Fellow. Becoming a TED Fellow provides the opportunity to work with other people dedicated to making the world a better place with fresh perspectives and new initiatives.

Next on the list is applying for the 2020 TED Prize, now called, The Audacious Project since the 2019 deadline has passed.

In the meantime, it is time to pull the team together … an agent, a or a few publishers to print books, and the printing, production, and filming of Charles’ Choice to deliver to the people, raising awareness, fostering healing, and freeing potential, while also generating sales to keep rolling out the global initiative … because everyone matters.

Thanks again to my references and to those who publicly or privately have added their support and encouragement to help me support and encourage others to believe they and their unique selves do matter.

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Human/Animal Rights Activist Social Scientist Founder Entrepreneur Author Artist

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July 30, 2018

 

 

 

 

When One’s SELF WORTH Is Dependent On …

When one’s self worth is dependent on the opinions of others, the roller coaster ride can be scary, debilitating, and even deadly.

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

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July 29, 2018

When OUR WORK IS MORE THAN Just About Us

Every time I try to step up and take control of his project and my life, God corrects me by leading me to his word to read to help me understand I’m getting off his track and onto my own … again.
As of yet, the only person I know that gets this right now is Joyce Meyer, who, like me, has a strong-will that had also been corrupted by a lot of negative, harmful experiences, and as a result, prevented us both for some time to listen to good advice, including from him.
Today he reminded me about wilfulness …the price Jonah paid and the command he gave to Abraham to leave all he knew behind and move to a new country.
Took me the day to get over my anger and disappointment that Vancouver is not where I am supposed to go, but California. Not that I don’t want to go, but in my mind it just seems like such a daunting thing considering my current circumstances. The frustrating, yet rewarding challenge is I am to keep doing the work without seeing significant results yet, to experience other people’s lack of support and doubt too, while God connects the dots from all the seeds he has had me plant.
I know to non-believers and even to believers this makes me look like a lot of things I don’t want to look like, but I have it on several good authorities, blowing people’s minds open with things people say can’t happen is one of God’s favorite things to do … because those kinds of things help people believe in more than ourselves and our own power.
So, when am I moving? In a heartbeat I could be gone. But I don’t know and I am going to stop thinking about it, except I will continue to prepare in expectation because I am going to faithfully follow God’s lead because this is so much bigger than I have been able to achieve on my own.
The really great news? I’m so excited to see the realization of all he has put in my heart, mind, and spirit … and to share it with you in so many wonderful ways!

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

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July 28, 2018

“A WOMAN IS LIKE A TEA BAG …”

“A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it is in hot water.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

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July 27, 2018

What Is An EXTRAORDINARY ABILITY VISA?

Extraordinary Ability Visas are for people with a uniqueness to bring to add to the United States pool in the business, education, arts, sciences, and athletics sectors.
I don’t consider myself extraordinary, I am just me. No more valuable than anyone else. But I have been gifted with the talents for the the work I have been given to do, “Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle.
Now fully knowing and embracing who I am … writer, playwright, director, producer, social entrepreneur, and activist that I knew I was in my heart and have now become, my intellectual capital is encompassed by the arts umbrella, my company falls under both business and education umbrellas, and my global initiative strategy under the social science umbrella, so the work does qualify as extraordinary because it is one of a kind.
Learn more by clicking on the following link …

https://www.uscis.gov/working-united-states/temporary-workers/o-1-visa-individuals-extraordinary-ability-or-achievement

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Updated July 29, 2018

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the TED Fellowship

“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., one of my role models.

Another step on the staircase for me is submitting my TED Fellowship application!

Thanks TED for the opportunity and references for making this possible! And of course, thank God for putting the “Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle” concept and global initiative into my heart, mind, and spirit, plus what I need to fulfill the mission!

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Human/Animal Rights Activist Social Scientist Founder Entrepreneur Author Artist

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July 26, 2018

 

 

 

WHITE HOUSE ADVISOR’S Blistering RESIGNATION LETTER

https://www.upworthy.com/this-blistering-resignation-letter-from-a-white-house-adviser-is-a-must-read?c=upw1

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 July 24, 2018

 

 

 

SEX EDUCATION and EMPOWERMENT for CHILDREN of the PRESENT

In 2015, Ontario’s Liberal Party and leader Kathleen Wynne introduced an updated-for-the-times sex-ed curriculum after consulting with the relevant professionals.

Doug Ford’s campaign promise to repeal the new sex-ed curriculum and return to the 1998 sex-ed is now done, but whom has the new Ontario Premier done it for?

His argument is that parents were not included in the new sex-ed content discussion, but what baffles me is the belief some people have that all children are taught by their parents, if they have parents, if they have functional, healthy parents. But what about the thousands of children who do not have someone to teach them? Are they just supposed to wing it like many of us did? Or what if those children actually have caretakers who are not providing the important information, for any reason. And what about children who are being exploited, abused, or even sexually abused by people they are supposed to trust … who are supposed to care for them?

As someone grievously injured by the lack of knowledge contained in the new sex-ed curriculum, that took years and a great deal of personal work to heal from the impact of not feeling I had the right to say “No” and the consequences of that dis-empowerment I am compelled to stand up for all children, especially those at risk.

In fact this very personal reason is one of my most compelling reasons for developing the “Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle” concept, books, and materials for schools and communities. No child ever should be without the power of knowledge and without the power to say “No” or to ask for help, and get it, if they need it.

When I read the Georgina Advocate’s Editorial this past weekend “Reverting to 1998 Sex-Ed Curriculum Reckless” I knew I had to respond with the editor’s reasoning along with sharing my own painful history regarding consent.

The Editor’s key points were:

  1. “Reverting to the old curriculum will also delay the introduction of topics such as consent, which cannot be presented early enough given the sheer number of people who have come forward in recent memory to share stories of the assaults and inappropriate behaviors they have had to endure.” (Direct quote)
  2. The 1998 sex-ed curriculum was introduced one year before the legalization of same-sex marriage
  3. Technology as we know it now was in its infancy and therefore the 1998 curriculum did not mention how to deal with cyberbullying, sexting, and social media safety

I do appreciate people’s preferences to stick with what they know or what is considered traditional because they survived it, but why put children expose children to unnecessary and preventable pain and harm? That mindset does not help those living in the present who are trying to cope with the new challenges of the times. In fact, that mindset creates more risk through unpreparedness.

Instead,  we must move past our personal preferences and wants in order to best prepare children to live safe, healthy, functional lives. We need to educate all children in all ways, not just to become good employees, but to become good, healthy, functioning people realizing their unique potential for their benefit and the world’s benefit too.

However, since the 2015 sex-ed knowledge will no longer be accessible to children, I highly recommend Mayim Bialik, PhD’s book, Girling Up … How To Be Strong, Smart, and Spectacular, that I just finished reading myself. The scope and breadth of knowledge shared in a very user-friendly style is a great aid in moving successfully from childhood to adulthood. Bravo Mayim!

And wow, what a surprise to discover the Big Bang Theory’s awkward neurobiologist is actually a neuroscientist with two children of her own1

I wish books like Mayim’s had been available to me years ago, but we are never too old to learn, so please share the book with girls you care for. And yes, there is a boys’ version too.

Thank you for your open mind to embrace the changes of our times and empowering children to be better prepared for the challenges they face.

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Human/Animal Rights Activist Social Scientist Founder Entrepreneur Author Artist

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July 24, 2018

 

 

 

Inequality FAVORS the Rich and Political

No real surprises in the following shared Economist article/link, yet worth reading to refuel our fight against inequality for the many of us who lose much as a result, even freedom.

https://www.economist.com/finance-and-economics/2018/07/21/as-inequality-grows-so-does-the-political-influence-of-the-rich

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July 23, 2018

 

Productivity … Balance … Faith

PRODUCTIVITY comes easy because society approves of it.
BALANCE does not come quite as easy because society prefers keeping people busy so they are too tired to see what needs to be seen and to change what needs to be changed..
FAITH is the hardest work I have ever done because I have learned we have to trust God 100%, which means giving up control and giving up what other people think about us and our choices.
After trying all three ways to live, FAITH in God wins by a landslide!

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Human/Animal Rights Activist Social Scientist Founder Entrepreneur Author Artist

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July 21, 2018