As the story has it, one day I headed to the opposite side of the globe – the Flipside. I arrived in Korea on February 16th, 2005 and thought I’d do a year, then leave. I went from being some random foreign girl to taking on labels I never imagined – university professor, film extra, professional boxer, reality TV star, CEO of my own girls-only fitness company (Flipside Fitness), CEO of my own boxing club (Hulk's Club, formerly known as Hulk's Boxing), and now I'm launching my 3rd business -- Empowered Clubhouse.

After 11.5yrs in Korea, I then picked up one day and returned to Toronto, Canada. But then I left again. This time it was for the Philippines. That's where I am now, living in the land of the happy people. The struggles are real and the struggles are many but I'm living life on my terms, I'm calling the shots, and I'm doing what I love. Life is an amazing adventure and this is my story of yesterday.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Fighting for a Cause

Today is #MyFreedomDay, a day to bring social awareness to modern day slavery so I got some of my peeps to help me represent.  The definition of modern slavery includes men and young boys forced to work in factories, farms and fishing boats, women and young girls forced to sell sex, and it also includes people exploited for their organs and children sent to beg or forced to marry.  Statistics from the Walk Free Foundation’s Global Slavery Index shows that of the estimated 40 million people enslaved worldwide, 784,000 are in the Philippines.
 My boxing club fam, fighting on behalf of those who can't.
And, of course, my Lady Mavericks teammates -- proudly supporting the cause
...because they're awesome like that.

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