~Taken by the Wind~

(A Journey of a Leap of Faith)

Welcome – About Me


New York Actress Turned Anti-Human Trafficking Advocate + Social Media Entrepreneur

What’s Going On:

The Short Story of How This all Started.

Finding myself in my 10th year in my beloved city of New York, gainfully employed in a sea of the unemployed, and living in an atypical (aka spacious) apartment I realized with surprise… ”hmmmm, something is not quite right”.  Thus began a big ol’ think and a chat with God, family and friends. I began eyeballing the rest of my life; what I could give to my life and what I want to do with it.

The result – a leap of faith from  Corporate America to an 8-month commitment with The SOLD Project in Chiang Rai, Thailand. The SOLD Project is a grassroots organization dedicated to preventing the sexual exploitation of children by educating at risk youth.

I quit my job, gave up my apartment and left a city I lived in for 10 years to move 8,000 miles away to be an English as a second language teacher and establish SOLDs volunteer program.  It is one of the best decisions of my life.

This leap is about living. This blog is about this journey; from New York City to Thailand to Beyond. About Singledom and Marriage. About Corporate to Advocate to Entrepreneur. To living on your own terms.

It’s about life after and all it brings.



The Longer Story

8 comments on “Welcome – About Me

  1. Susan Robinson
    May 17, 2010

    Great, great story. Thank you so much for sharing. What sort of a computer are you writing on, what is the power source & how do you connect to the internet? Love, Susan Robinson

    • takenbythewinddf
      May 17, 2010

      Thanks Susan:) I am lucky enough to have the comforts of WiFi and my own laptop from the States here in Thailand 🙂 It helps a lot!

  2. frank
    July 14, 2010

    it’s me. What you do is great !!!
    I read many things.

  3. takenbythewinddf
    July 16, 2010

    Hey Frank! SO good to see you posting! Thank you for reading my blog:) I hope all is well in Paris

  4. Amber Wike
    July 23, 2013

    I think you are amazing! Please continue to fight for these victims! There’s not enough people out there like you!

  5. Amber Wike
    July 23, 2013

    Im inspired, I think im going to create an injustice blog! Thanks so much!!!!

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