The essay aired details about her past that she’d long tried to suppress; by posting it on her class’s server, where anyone who Googled her name could find it, she thought she might be able to quiet the whispers, the threats, and possibly make it easier to find a job.
Her story, she warned, “is not a nice one, but hopefully it will have a happy ending.”Du Buc had grown up in Howell, Michigan, a small town of berry and melon farmers. She had earned straight A’s, written for the school newspaper, led Students Against Driving Drunk (she voted to change the name to Students Against Destructive Decisions, she says, to stress that “there are lots of bad decisions that can get you killed”), and performed in “Grease” and “Once Upon a Mattress,” while working part time as a cashier at Mary’s Fabulous Chicken & Fish.
Fingers can be burnt and feelings bruised (or more) in this business.
morning in 2007, Leah Du Buc, a twenty-two-year-old college student in Kalamazoo, began writing an essay for English class that she hoped would save her life.
She knew that people like her had been beaten, bombed, shot at, killed.
During a trip to Amsterdam for his previous company, 34-year-old Balaji's Dutch colleagues took him to a hip sex shop, where women and men alike explored sexual wellness products in a fun and non-judgmental environment.
Instead of just trying to sell the products, the sales staff's communication was laced with awareness and sex-positive messages.