April Chandler

Freedom Doesn’t Need to Come at a Cost, But it Does.

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I received less than an hour’s notice for this interview from Dr. Shiva’s team (it was supposed to be the week after) and I had just come out the other side of 5 weeks of covid locked in a hotel room with a lung infection I was receiving treatment for – I never get sick, but we drove from Montreal to Vancouver as everything was closing down, and I wasn’t even sure if the hotel would be open when we arrived and knew it was bad when Starbucks closed across Canada, so believe internally I was very stressed worrying about my kiddos and likely why Covid affected me as bad as it did. At one point, I did a video diary (with a lot of coughing) to say goodbye to my children as I was taken to the Emergency Room. I’ve never felt that much fear before, not for myself, but for them. Fortunately, I’m strong and healthy and the treatment they gave me was enough and I recovered, but it did take a while and I was separated from my children – by a door in the hotel for almost 5 weeks as this was at the beginning of the pandemic and doctors were unsure what to do. I not only looked exhausted with a wash and go hair style in this video with terrible lighting, but I felt shockingly terrible and surprised I got though this interview that was due to be 10 minutes and ended up being around an hour. I didn’t even look that bad roughing it on the road climbing mountains for weeks washing from a bucket! Hopefully, the information will be helpful, so it was worth it. How can I change this to audio only? 😉 When we stop being materialistic and live a minimalistic life, understanding who we are comes from within and not by the car we drive, the house we live in or how much money we make, we become more centered and free. I travelled the world for just over 18 months on the road with my three children and two dogs with a tent and camping gear, backpack for each of us, a few books each, a cuddly toy for my children, music, fresh food every place we stopped. We met the most interesting people, it was an amazing experience, one I’d highly recommend to everyone to do, maybe not for 2 years, but long enough to see just how small and connected the world is and how alike we all are regardless of location, skin color, gender… The problem with surveillance that most people don’t talk about is it’s not just about losing our freedom in our country of residence and Governments we need to worry about, but criminal syndicates will always find a way to hack the surveillance technology to gather more information about us to steal our money, to find more efficient ways to traffic our children, adding more suffering to our lives. Close to 1 million children disappear each year in North America, most to human trafficking where they are sexually abused, working as slaves and bought and sold numerous times for various roles eventually not knowing who they are, where they are from or that they have the right to be free. Institutional care is a huge business with many people benefiting from children in Government care. I filmed Forgotten last year to share with the world what a day in the life for these children is like in the hope to end institutional care around the world and get children into safe, loving family homes where they can thrive, not move around from place to place every few months.

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