044: Learn What You Love, Fight What You Hate with Curtis Romjue

Curtis Romjue serves as President of First Aid Arts. He was raised in the Hawaiian islands and the Pacific Northwest. In 2003 he graduated Summa Cum Laude from Seattle Pacific University where he studied Latin American Studies and Philosophy. He traveled extensively during college and learned about modern slavery. He developed the philosophy “Do what you love to fight what you hate” and formed JUBILEE in 2004 as the first 501(c)(3) nonprofit rock band in the United States using music to combat human trafficking. Curtis has worked closely with International Justice Mission since 2003 and developed First Aid Arts in response to the needs of IJM social workers serving survivors of sex trafficking and slave labor.  In this episode, Curtis shares about his calling in the world and how he pieced together the clues to find it.  Join us as we discuss:

  • Before the internet, before cell phones
  • Vitamin D
  • Lower defenses and build connections
  • Led Zeppelin, Gandhi and Bob Marley
  • It was more than the $800 sun glasses
  • Do what you love to fight what you hate
  • Things that are good are also wise
  • They started drawing what they couldn’t say
  • In order to not feel pain, in order to survive
  • Okay, I’m not an artist
  • Everyone has brokenness

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First Aid Arts has an upcoming training in Seattle on August 9th and 10th. Anyone can attend, and registration is now live. Come learn how the arts offer beautiful healing and help to defend against the negative impacts of trauma and the toxic stress we all experience in our daily lives. Learn science-based, practical skills to use in your life and to share with the people you love. Visit firstaidarts.org for all the details and to save your spot. Trainings fill up quickly, so sign up today at firstaidarts.org.

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