Hi, I’m Tiffanie, a birth, nutrition and trauma care professional, and an advocate for women’s health and healing through writing, photography and Community Development.
I am a Certified Trauma Care Professional, Childbirth Educator, Birth Doula, Breastfeeding Counselor and Holistic Nutritionist. I am currently living in Nepal where I own and operate a cafe and community center as well as a women’s training center focused on providing life skills and specialized job training while offering a holistic approach to the reintegration of women exiting exploitative situations.
I grew up moving around all over the US, which I think contributed to my love for adventure. My youth is colored with trauma and I spent a lot of years trying to figure out who I am and where I belong. I am a daughter of God, and I married my until-death-do-us-part husband in 2006. We’re raising eight, and I birthed our last baby at home in Fort Worth.
As a family of ten, there is always an adventure to be had. They begin in the house where fingerprints accent every doorway and privacy is scarce. They continue outside where critters (or street dogs) abound and imagination prevails. We homeschool. We dance. A lot. We enjoy boardgames (like Catan, Machi Koro, and Puerto Rico), some of us are book worms and we love to travel. We live a little loud, but there is peace in the chaos. Our doors are always open and I love a full house.
I appreciate coffee and red wine. I love to dance and sing. I am an activator and I am creative. I started my career in healthcare, sought a business degree, and have been an entrepreneur ever since. I opened my first photography studio in 2009. Equipped with my story of survival, a passion to bring hope to hearts that are in despair and skills to educate, teach and help women to be able to care and provide for themselves and their families; I’ve traveled from coast to coast and several locations abroad. We spent eighteen months living in India, where I led art therapy sessions and taught life skills and sewing to women in the slums. Currently, we live in Nepal, where my husband is a Global Data and BI Manager for a company dedicated to impact sourcing.
The need for better care and preparation for career opportunities for women, particularly in the areas of childbirth, parenting, trauma, nutrition and healthy reintegration of victims of human trafficking are significant in Nepal.
- One out of every three women between the ages of 15 and 49 is uneducated.
- One of the globe’s largest trafficking routes stretches from Nepal to India.
- Over 20,000 females are victims of sex trafficking in each year.
- One in every ten births are assisted by no one at all.
- Only 57% of women and 57% of newborns receive postnatal care.
- 1 in every 25 Nepalese children dies before the age of 5.
- The National prevalence of under-five stunning is 36%.
- The current rate of girls who return to exploitative or abusive situations is 90%.
- Only 47 percent of children aged 6-23 months are receiving diversified diets and 36% of them receive a minimum acceptable diet.
References: Nepal Demographic and Health Survey, United Nations, Global Nutrition Report, UNICEF
Through the cafe and community center we work alongside local organizations to provide education, host community events and to implement development projects and impact initiatives here in Nepal. We pay competitive wages and hire and train young Nepali’s with the hope of being a stepping stone to their future goals. We also provide internship opportunities to foreigners looking to expand their global business experience and to locals needing supplemental training or those graduating from the Restaurant and Hotel Hospitality course at Become.
One of the most significant needs in the efforts to reintegrate rescued victims of sex trafficking includes preparing girls for career opportunities post graduating from children’s homes and after care programs. The training center addresses this need by providing a transitional living program that includes life skills, pre-job and specialized job training.
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