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An interview that challenged my soul!

The Crazy Mind approached me. They said… “We have been following you for a bit thanks to a friend. What you do is very particular, focused, original. We want to interview you!”

Of course, I said… YES…

It was a very different interview. The questions asked time after time went deeper and at times, it felt very uncomfortable.  Why? Because they wanted the truth.

Here is the final product.  Enjoy!

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I am an educated woman, I earn minimum wage and I get food stamps . Here’s why.

by Yadira V. Calderon

I am obsessed with traveling, discovering and understanding life. I became the editor of a trade publication for the baking industry and visited most Spanish speaking countries. I did Logistics for the cement industry. I taught American Government in China. Everywhere I went, as a tourist or as a professional, I sought the opportunity to interact with families, experience commitment and going beyond the expectations to achieve that goal. I saw my education and curiosity as the means to an end.

Six years ago everything was about to change and I did not know it. The drive, the push, the non-stop urge to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro or ride the Trans-Siberian train all became futile and senseless when my daughter regressed into autism from one day to the next. December 2010 forever changed my life and perspective.

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