1000 Awesome Things About Curacao logo by Marc C. P. Castillo Curaçao. There where I was born. There where the ground is too hard to grow your roots, but once you do they can never be unrooted. There where there is... Continue Reading →
It's already been a week since I stood in front of a group of teens. Correction, 3 groups of +/- 60 teens. In this last week I barely had the time to reflect what that day meant. I'm on a... Continue Reading →
When I read about feminism or emancipation of women, races or gender inequality I wonder if I'm reading an article from the 60's or 70's. Growing up in the 80's (I'm from 1976) in the Netherlands with a single mother... Continue Reading →
Andrew “Andy” Kirchner was born on the Caribbean island of Curaçao but spent years living in The Netherlands before returning home. Apart from being a Social Worker, Andy fed his adventurous spirit by working as a Salsa Teacher, a Poet, a Balloon Entertainer, and as a Tourist Guide and Dive Instructor. After a drastic, life-changing event in 2012, Andy had to learn how to live again. He needed to face many ugly truths and use past experiences to rebuild his life to become The Recycled Pirate. Today, Andy is an often-asked public speaker, a holistic lifestyle and personal development coach and a self-proclaimed yogi. He teaches Mindfulness methods by a non-conformist as a Pirate who recycled his own life.
Find Andy on Instagram or Twitter or watch his TEDx Aruba Talk From Wheelchair to Social Entrepreneur here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxY7hRhZKAk&t=5s.