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Tashmica Torok, a Spark of Light

Tashmica Torok is a survivor. But after sitting with her for just fifteen minutes, anyone would know she is so much more. She is a hugger. She’s a smart, sassy, no-nonsense mom. And she’s an inspiration to hundreds of survivors of sexual trauma. She is a firecracker.


Keep Warm 

We all know spring takes its time showing up in Michigan — so this month I made heating pads for my friends to keep them warm, while the sun catches up. I love these heating pads because they are extra long to wrap over your shoulders or around your feet to warm up those tootsies.I chose fabrics that my friends would love, and added a little color with fun thread when stitching. Everyone loves giving handmade gifts that are practical, and this project is just that. Roll up it like sushi when your done and tie it with a bow and your ready to go!



Characters of Lansing

I’ve always been an observer of the human race. I mean it. As far back as I can remember, I would watch people — not in a crazy stalker kind of way, but in an “I’m really interested in understanding the world” manner. It may be hard to believe now, but I was a tad bit shy when I was a younger person. At some point in high school, I decided that I didn’t just want to watch from the sidelines trying to figure out what made people tick; I wanted to pose questions and find out how and why they become the people they are.

An ePIFanyNow! Story

Passing it Forward in the Classroom and the Community

Classes, tutoring, volunteering, soccer practice and workouts, all before she gets home for dinner. Abbey Bowman’s day is filled by helping others and bettering herself. She is making the world better one good deed at a time. It’s all in a day’s work for this modern-day teenage superwoman.





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