Christine Smith, Colorado.
Christine Smith has been working as a creative adviser/consultant for individuals and businesses for the past several years.
She is now, also, returning to her love of acting.
Christine's previous work:
Formerly a professional writer for magazines and newspapers, she now writes only for pleasure, sharing thoughts and ideas on her blog, as well as pursuing her love of acting and singing.
Christine's magazine & newspaper articles covered a wide range of topics, including the arts, technology, business, health, the environment, freedom, and human spirituality. She also wrote profile interviews including that of historian/author Gore Vidal, and a tourist guide for Europeans visiting Colorado. She was commissioned to interview artists throughout Colorado for national magazine articles and was retained to contribute ten stories to a book based on interviews with entrepreneurs nationwide who had made major mid-life career changes.
She has donated her public speaking and writing skills for years to help raise public awareness and support for a variety of charitable/educational/environmental causes.
And, she was advertising sales director for a national physical fitness magazine for three years, and obtained national corporate sponsors to promote an event held at the Olympic Committee and Training Center.
Christine also loves acting and singing, and in addition to theatrics and a few concert performances, she has also done some commercial voice-over work.
She was deeply involved politically since her teens (including being a candidate for both a federal and state office, as well as educating others to the historical truth about many issues), but evolved into complete rejection of all governments (since they are not based on love) a few years ago as a result of her decision to wholeheartedly embrace faith in freedom and belief in love. She views all governments worldwide as evil, differing only in degree. She focuses upon non-aggression and now views political activity as not only pointless and a wasteful use of one's life and resources, but harmful to oneself and to others because it actually validates and thus condones the aggression, the violence, of the state. She says there is no political solution to a spiritual problem. She is pro-freedom, and believes one who believes in peace must not try and work within a system which is corrupt to its core, but outside of that system by living the principles they believe in and evincing love to all. She now places her focus and teaching upon personal development, and advocates using one's resources to enhance their life as an individual (and then personally helping the persons and causes important to them). She emphasizes the power every individual has to create their life, with their free will, to be peaceful, joyous and content despite the many tyrannies (not just governmental) around them by living and teaching love.
Christine in the WNTA-AM studio, Rockford, IL during a 45-minute interview - lines were packed.
Christine has appeared on numerous national & international radio shows as a guest in interviews ranging from 30-minute interviews to 1-3 hour shows regarding her views, writings, and work.
Some shows have been heard across the United States (syndicated and heard on PBS stations), others originated from the States and were broadcast worldwide, others on 50,000-watt AM Talk stations heard across the United States. She has also been interviewed by Colorado radio shows, television programs, and newspapers. A BBC World News live interview was heard worldwide.
1998 through early 2005, Christine Smith provided thousands of prison inmates nationwide with hygiene basics/necessities they were otherwise deprived of. Over those years, she was able to:
* publish an interactive newsletter comprised of inmate's prose , poetry and artwork which was written by and distributed to prisoners across the country .
* furnish children's visitation/meeting rooms in prisons with children's books, toys, and furniture
* provide thousands of female inmates with items such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, lotion, shampoo, soap, stationary and greeting cards .
* provide incarcerated women with Christmas gift packs of hygiene items and chocolates .
* give inmates' children nationwide Christmas items (Christmas gifts of toys and new clothing) and helped the grandmothers who were often caring for the children to have Christmas trees, Thanksgiving & Christmas dinner, and needed baby care items such as diapers .
* provide thermal underwear and socks for cold prisoners; and electric fans for those in very hot climates/prisons .
* be involved in helping a life & death situation where a number of prisoners lives were in jeopardy due to inhumane treatment and illness .
In addition to assisting prisoners and their children, she was also able to:
* provide Native American children (on Reservations) with clothing and toys
* help nursing homes, homeless shelters, and post-surgical centers with requested items for those they serve
(Christine was recipient of the Amigas Peace Prize in 2000 in recognition of her humanitarian work.)