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Life decisions – a personal reflection

“I’m a small-town farm boy; adopted at a young age and raised in a very religious family. Growing up, I did what I could to fit in but honestly despite all my best efforts I still stuck out like a sore thumb. So after moving out of my parents’ house at 16, falling into drugs, and subsequently failing to complete high school, I decided to move to Vancouver to pursue a dancing and modelling career. My dreams ended up taking a backseat after I started making a lot of questionable life decisions which ultimately landed me at rock bottom. I realized I had been wasting my potential and quite frankly I was fucking over it. I decided it was time to get my life back on track, so I put down the drugs, rolled up my sleeves, and got to work. That was when I got involved with Transitions. I owe a lot of the progress that I’ve made, to Alvaro and the program. Due to the constant support and guidance I’ve received from Transitions, I learned skills that have helped me completely transform my life. I can finally say I’m back on track and able to once again pursue the dreams I thought had died a long time ago. I’m in that place because of Transitions and I’m eternally grateful for that”.  Participant, HIM Transitions.

Learn to bead with Candace Parnell | For All Sex Workers

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2018 | 12:00PM – 3:00PM | FREE EVENT

Candace of Aboriginal Front Door Society is facilitating a beading class. Beginning with a medicine wheel keychain, you will be shown the basics of the art of beading; leave with your work and the skills to keep creating! Lunch will be provided. Space is limited, so register early! For more information or to register, call Candace at 604-697-5662 or email candaceafds@gmail.com. AFDS is located at 384 Main Street at the corner of Main and Hasting in Vancouver.

Expressive Art Therapy Workshop | For All Indoor Sex Workers

THURSDAY, THREE-PART SERIES | 5PM – 7PM | FREE EVENT

August 16 – Intuitive Collage for Self-Discovery

August 23 – Paint My Soul

August 30 – Mandala

Join PACE for a three-part trauma informed art therapy workshop. Use your creative expression to enhance your emotional, physical and mental health. PACE Society is located at 148 W. Hastings St. in Vancouver. Contact Kit at kit@pace-society.org for more information and to RSVP. Register soon, as space for this workshop series is limited!

Legal Advice for Sex Workers | For Male-identified Sex Workers

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2018 | 7:30PM – 8:30PM | FREE EVENT

Do you know the laws regarding the sex trade in Canada? Do you know your rights? Kerry Porth will facilitate a discussion on the Canadian laws regarding sex work, how they violate your rights, and responding activism. For more information or to register, call HIM at 604-488-1001 or email alvaro@checkhimout.ca.

Cybersecurity Workshop | For All Indoor Sex Workers

WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2018 | 5PM – 7PM | FREE EVENT

In today’s world of FOSTA and SESTA, it’s important to be safe when engaging in your work. Indoor sex workers, join PACE and two tech experts, one with lived experience, for a workshop on how to keep your personal and professional web presence separate, how to transfer cash safely, how to communicate safely, and many other topics of interest. PACE Society is located at 148 W. Hastings St. in Vancouver. Contact Kit at kit@pace-society.org for more information and to RSVP.

 

Medicine Pouch Making Workshop | For All Sex Workers

WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2018 | 1PM – 3PM (LUNCH PROVIDED AT 12PM – NOON) | FREE EVENT

Join Matthew Provost for a medicine bag making workshop! In addition to making your own medicine bag, you will learn the teachings of the medicines and why people use medicine bags. A handout out sheet to refer back to is included. The workshop is preceded by lunch, which will be served at noon. Limited spots are available, so register soon! Contact Candace at 604-657-5662, or email transitionsafd@gmail.com to register. The workshop will be held at Aboriginal Front Door Society, located at 384 Main Street in Vancouver.