T-Shirts: Wear your Heart.Beats.Slavery out!

Support Heart.Beats.Slavery by wearing this beautiful, comfortable, fair trade t-shirt!

My dear friend, Tania, proudly wears her HBS T-shirt!

The amazing design by Ursula Roma really pops on this black cotton fair trade t-shirt.

Here is a close up of the t-shirt design:

Heart.Beats.Slavery T-shirt graphic

Mens/Unisex sizes M-2XL, these are slightly fitted and super soft, thinner cotton. These shirts are made in the U.S.A. and are just $20. Email your order to:

heart.beats.slavery@gmail.com

We can work out payment and delivery arrangements via email! Thanks!

T-Shirts: Wear your Heart.Beats.Slavery out!

Support Heart.Beats.Slavery by wearing this beautiful, comfortable, fair trade t-shirt!

My mom, Marilyn, proudly wears her HBS T-shirt!

The amazing design by Ursula Roma really pops on this black cotton fair trade t-shirt.

Here is a close up of the t-shirt design:

Heart.Beats.Slavery T-shirt graphic

Mens/Unisex sizes M-2XL, these are slightly fitted and super soft, thinner cotton. These shirts are made in the U.S.A. and are just $20. Email your order to:

heart.beats.slavery@gmail.com

We can work out payment and delivery arrangements via email! Thanks!

New Logo and T-Shirt Design

I am extremely excited about the new logo (see banner at top of blog) and t-shirt design (see design on right side of page).  Based on my non-scientific survey, EVERYONE loves the new logo and design.  


I am endlessly grateful for the talents and time artist Ursula Roma has generously given to create this beautiful design.  Ursula’s art can be seen all over Cincinnati in various forms.  Most recently, she installed a mural at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.  I am proud to say that by having Ursula create the  branding for HBS, I have kept it all in the family of Child Wellness Fund (CWF).  As you may recall, Heart.Beats.Slavery is a program under the non-profit umbrella of Child Wellness Fund.  Ursula also has a program under the CWF non-profit umbrella called art-word bound.  If you like what you see, I highly encourage you to purchase some of her fine art, commission a piece of art, or donate to art-word bound! Plus, she has been delightful to work with on this project.


I also did a non-scientific survey amongst my friends regarding who would buy and wear a t-shirt with the  amazingly ornate heart design on the right of this page.  I am happy to report that 10 out of 10 friends surveyed said they would buy and wear this t-shirt to support Heart.Beats.Slavery.  How about you?  Will you purchase and wear a HBS t-shirt?  


Email me at: heart.beats.slavery@gmail.com if you’d like to pre-order a t-shirt.  Cost is $20 and all proceeds go towards making this important documentary.  Please indicate your size (S-XXL) in your email.  We can work out the delivery details later!  


Thanks again to Ursula Roma for creating such an amazing design!  

Live Consciously. Be Authentic. Empower Others.

I love TED talks.  This documentary vision was born while watching a TED talk.  I have been known to spend several hours on a Friday night watching TED talks.  So, imagine my excitement to be a part of planning this upcoming TEDxChange event in Cincinnati.   Not only that, but I may be speaking at this event to share my vision for how to end sex trafficking.  To stay in the loop, visit and LIKE the TEDxCincinnati Facebook page.   


And we hope you join us on April 7th!

Introducing the Board of Directors

The first official Heart.Beats.Slavery board meeting was held on January 8th.  It was a terrific first meeting. I have 7 board members and most of them had never met.  It’s a wonderfully eclectic group with unique perspectives, wisdom, and talents to offer this project.  

L-R standing: Thomas, Jennifer, Harold, Chelle, Sharlene
Seated: Charla and Reegan

Thomas and Harold are the film making consultants, both with plenty of experience & connections to make this film a reality.

Reegan and Sharlene have lots of knowledge, information, stats, connections to conferences and events that address ending sex trafficking.  Reegan has her own business that sells only fair trade clothes, jewelry, accessories, cards, etc.  Sharlene teaches Law at Northern Kentucky University and teaches her students how to advocate for victims of trafficking. Plus she thinks of all those legal things that need to be addressed along the way. 

Jennifer, Chelle, and Charla are great coaches, project managers, and encouragement of the vision.  Their individual contributions to me and keeping this project moving are too many to name.  

When I think about these impressive board members and the blessing they are to making this documentary a reality, I can’t help but gush with gratitude! 


Thomas Green:  Thomas got started in the production business as an intern for locally produced television show.  He then went on to pursue his Masters in Fine Arts in Film at Regent University.  He will direct this documentary as his final film project to complete his MFA portfolio.  http://www.wix.com/newgreenthumb/tsgreen
Jennifer Davis:  Jennifer has an MBA and has run her own non-profit organization, Beaded Hope, for the past five years.  As a board member she provides her invaluable experience and coaching.
Harold Hay:  Harold has close to 30 years experience in television and video production.  He is currently in the process of opening a film school in Cincinnati. 
Chelle Magin:  Chelle has a degree in art therapy and a natural talent for project management.  As a board member she will provide creative vision, project management, and general coaching. 
Sharlene Boltz:  Sharlene is a law professor at Northern Kentucky University and a Member of the Northern Kentucky Human Trafficking Task Force. She teaches her students how to advocate for victims of human trafficking and domestic violence.  As a board member she provides resources, experience, and legal advice.
Charla Weiss:  Charla is an HR Consultant in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.  She has lived in several countries where human trafficking is prevalent, including China.  As a board member she provides experience and coaching.
Reegan Hill:  Reegan has her own retail business that sells only fair trade products.  Whenever possible she sources her products from companies that employ women rescued from sex slavery.  She has traveled quite a bit to do her own research on her suppliers.  As a board member she provides resources, experience, and connections to anti-human trafficking conferences and news.

Please Donate Now with PayPal 

Introducing the Board of Directors

The first official Heart.Beats.Slavery board meeting was held on January 8th.  It was a terrific first meeting. I have 7 board members and most of them had never met.  It's a wonderfully eclectic group with unique perspectives, wisdom, and talents to offer this project.  


L-R standing: Thomas, Jennifer, Harold, Chelle, Sharlene
Seated: Charla and Reegan

Thomas and Harold are the film making consultants, both with plenty of experience & connections to make this film a reality.

Reegan and Sharlene have lots of knowledge, information, stats, connections to conferences and events that address ending sex trafficking.  Reegan has her own business that sells only fair trade clothes, jewelry, accessories, cards, etc.  Sharlene teaches Law at Northern Kentucky University and teaches her students how to advocate for victims of trafficking. Plus she thinks of all those legal things that need to be addressed along the way. 

Jennifer, Chelle, and Charla are great coaches, project managers, and encouragement of the vision.  Their individual contributions to me and keeping this project moving are too many to name.  

When I think about these impressive board members and the blessing they are to making this documentary a reality, I can't help but gush with gratitude! 



Thomas Green:  Thomas got started in the production business as an intern for locally produced television show.  He then went on to pursue his Masters in Fine Arts in Film at Regent University.  He will direct this documentary as his final film project to complete his MFA portfolio.  http://www.wix.com/newgreenthumb/tsgreen
Jennifer Davis:  Jennifer has an MBA and has run her own non-profit organization, Beaded Hope, for the past five years.  As a board member she provides her invaluable experience and coaching.
Harold Hay:  Harold has close to 30 years experience in television and video production.  He is currently in the process of opening a film school in Cincinnati. 
Chelle Magin:  Chelle has a degree in art therapy and a natural talent for project management.  As a board member she will provide creative vision, project management, and general coaching. 
Sharlene Boltz:  Sharlene is a law professor at Northern Kentucky University and a Member of the Northern Kentucky Human Trafficking Task Force. She teaches her students how to advocate for victims of human trafficking and domestic violence.  As a board member she provides resources, experience, and legal advice.
Charla Weiss:  Charla is an HR Consultant in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Cincinnati Children's Hospital.  She has lived in several countries where human trafficking is prevalent, including China.  As a board member she provides experience and coaching.
Reegan Hill:  Reegan has her own retail business that sells only fair trade products.  Whenever possible she sources her products from companies that employ women rescued from sex slavery.  She has traveled quite a bit to do her own research on her suppliers.  As a board member she provides resources, experience, and connections to anti-human trafficking conferences and news.

Please Donate Now with PayPal 

501(c)3: Grace-full-y

Another blessing has come to Heart.Beats.Slavery! In order to start raising funds to make this documentary, I needed to establish non-profit status. As I began making plans for this, a friend introduced me to Jamey Ponte.  Jamey is the founder and director of the Child Wellness Fund.  Child Wellness Fund has done some great things. But what Jamey really loves to do is, in his own words,”help others realize and move their dream forward.” What this means for Heart.Beats.Slavery is instant non-profit status!

Jamey & me in front of painting by Mike Altman
Photo taken by manager of Corner BLOC Coffee in Cleves

Shortly after the above photo was taken, Jamey and I went to the bank to open the checking account for Heart.Beats.Slavery.  

Let the fund raising begin!

*Thanks Jamey! I am blessed to be in your circle of friends. 

501(c)3: Grace-full-y

Another blessing has come to Heart.Beats.Slavery! In order to start raising funds to make this documentary, I needed to establish non-profit status. As I began making plans for this, a friend introduced me to Jamey Ponte.  Jamey is the founder and director of the Child Wellness Fund.  Child Wellness Fund has done some great things. But what Jamey really loves to do is, in his own words,"help others realize and move their dream forward." What this means for Heart.Beats.Slavery is instant non-profit status!


Jamey & me in front of painting by Mike Altman
Photo taken by manager of Corner BLOC Coffee in Cleves

Shortly after the above photo was taken, Jamey and I went to the bank to open the checking account for Heart.Beats.Slavery.  

Let the fund raising begin!

*Thanks Jamey! I am blessed to be in your circle of friends. 

Tenacious ME

About a year ago (October 2010), I left a comment on Todd Henry’s blog that said, “I have a good idea as a result of watching this video. Thanks Todd!” And Todd replied, “Fan..tastic! Good to hear!” And thus began my journey with Heart.Beats.Slavery! Two weeks later (November 6, 2010) we did our first day of filming at the Unbound Event at The Freedom Center.


Fueled by the mustard seeds of this vision, a mustard seed of faith, and a flood of passion to water the seeds – I started to move forward.  That simple. I just started moving forward.  There have been obstacles and distractions. There have been days, weeks, and months when it seemed like NOTHING was happening with this project. But I can already see those times were necessary for the vision to incubate and sprout in new directions. It has grown bigger than the original mustard seed…for sure!  


The important thing is that I have not given up or walked away. There is something to be said for tenacity. Today I will be working on a budget for the film. This week I am establishing a Board of Directors. This month Heart.Beats.Slavery will become an official non-profit organization. By year’s end, I will raise funds to deposit into the Heart.Beats.Slavery checking account to fuel the making of the film.  In 2012, I will travel, gather more resources, do more networking, and film more footage. Tenacity. 


I have heard two messages/slogans recently that resonate with me and this vision. They are: Start from HERE and Keep pressing PLAY. This documentary, about how ordinary people can and do make a difference toward ending sex slavery, will get made…driven by tenacious me! 

Tenacious ME

About a year ago (October 2010), I left a comment on Todd Henry's blog that said, "I have a good idea as a result of watching this video. Thanks Todd!" And Todd replied, "Fan..tastic! Good to hear!" And thus began my journey with Heart.Beats.Slavery! Two weeks later (November 6, 2010) we did our first day of filming at the Unbound Event at The Freedom Center.


Fueled by the mustard seeds of this vision, a mustard seed of faith, and a flood of passion to water the seeds - I started to move forward.  That simple. I just started moving forward.  There have been obstacles and distractions. There have been days, weeks, and months when it seemed like NOTHING was happening with this project. But I can already see those times were necessary for the vision to incubate and sprout in new directions. It has grown bigger than the original mustard seed...for sure!  


The important thing is that I have not given up or walked away. There is something to be said for tenacity. Today I will be working on a budget for the film. This week I am establishing a Board of Directors. This month Heart.Beats.Slavery will become an official non-profit organization. By year's end, I will raise funds to deposit into the Heart.Beats.Slavery checking account to fuel the making of the film.  In 2012, I will travel, gather more resources, do more networking, and film more footage. Tenacity. 


I have heard two messages/slogans recently that resonate with me and this vision. They are: Start from HERE and Keep pressing PLAY. This documentary, about how ordinary people can and do make a difference toward ending sex slavery, will get made...driven by tenacious me!