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  • Toni Nagel-Smith

    Just added this to as a Good Read...nicely told story!

  • Daniela Ortiz Colmenares

    Hi, Jens. I'm not sure if you are Venezuelan or not. But I felt quite related with your story, I'm also studying Journalism and I found impresive the way you use it. Thank you for sharing your story, it totally inspired me.


    • Jens Erik Gould

      Hi Daniela. Thanks so much for reading and being inspired! I'm not Venezuelan but I used to live there. I just followed you on twitter. Let's stay in touch!

      • Daniela Ortiz Colmenares

        How many years/months/days did you lived there? Do you speak spanish?

        I just followed you on Twitter!

        • Jens Erik Gould

          Si, hablo español. Vivi alla 3 años y fue una experiencia increible. Tu? Donde vives ahora?

          • Daniela Ortiz Colmenares

            Sí, vivo en Caracas. Me encantaría saber de tu experiencia. Te voy a pasar mi mail por Twitter para estar en contacto. Cualquier cosa que necesites saber acerca de lo que sucede en el país no dudes en preguntarme :)

  • Kristin Pedemonti

    Thank you for sharing bravery tapes and courage with us. There is so much GOOD happening out in this world and through efforts like yours more people will see and be inspired by the bravery around us. I'd love to connect with you. As a Cause-Focused Storyteller I interview locals and collect and share their true stories of resilience, overcoming adversity and the possibility to positively impact their communities. Incredible potential and possibility exist in Every country on this planet. Let us continue to highlight the many inspiring stories of Real people reaching out in courage to make their lives and those around them a bit better through Bravery!

    • Jens Erik Gould

      Thank you for watching! It sounds like our values are very much in line. Follow me on twitter and we can DM each other to keep the dialogue going! @jenserik1

  • James Negri

    Great journalism, man. Keep on keepin' on!

  • GiveGloves

    Jens Erik Gould, you should be the subject of one of your own episodes. Great job!

    • Jens Erik Gould

      Thank you!! Thanks so much for watching

  • Cherubino33

    Don't you mean "led" me to? Spelling is important to journalism.

    • hoeveler

      EXACTLY my thoughts. Apparently, spelling isn't so important now in jernalizm.

      • Cherubino33

        LOL, I had to say it. There are good thoughts. But good spelling is important to me, too.

  • Kaye Kittrell

    Jens, I'm so glad I discovered your Bravery Tapes today. Makes my day. So much bad and scary news with the government ignoring climate change, and this is so inspiring! Keep up the good work! I'm spreading the word on urban gardening with my series, "Late Bloomer." Hope you will check it out when you have a minute. Also, if you happen to be in Cap Haitien, I know a couple who are bravely caring for Haiti youth, and are attempting to adopt two young Haitiens as well. Talk about brave!

    • Jens Erik Gould

      More rain for California today! (well, SoCal). I like your work. Thank you for watching mine. I don't have plans for Haiti right now, but could you pass along inf on them just in case?

      • Kaye Kittrell - Restoring hope for Haiti's youth. Hunter & Jillian Kittrell, Administrators - Last year they changed the laws in Haiti. When an orphan turns 18, they are kicked out of the orphanage. Hunter & Jillian had been admins at a Christian orphanage for two years (and have been in the long-term process of adopting two Haitian youths) and knew the prospects for these kids, who had not finished HS education, were bleak. With corrupt government, and a country mired in garbage, high unemployment, dire poverty, well, you know. So they started Emmaus House, a transition home where teens can finish their education and learn a trade or skill. Hunter is a skilled photographer now, also, and is teaching some of the boys. Check out their page and you will see their good works. Thanks! And thanks for checking out "Late Bloomer!" Yes, we got a little rain, which went into my new rain barrel which you can see on latebloomershow Instagram. Best, Kaye

  • Carol Delgado

    Dear, it's really inspiring! let me know if you come to Brazil, I can share with you some bravery thoughts :)

    • Jens Erik Gould

      I would LOVE to go to Brazil. Don't have plans at the moment but what are your ideas????

      • Carol Delgado

        I just wondered if you are interested in content from Brazil, cause I know so many people that would fit as perfect inspirations for the tapes. As I've been workin in the social inovation's field for such a long time, and saw/heard,lived a lot of bravery it would be great to share it with the project. If you want to share some thoughts, let me know!

  • Ryan Brisco

    Love your thoughts, Jens! Though I'm still at the very beginning stages of my storytelling career, I feel drawn to telling stories that do more than just shock and awe viewers. I want people to be inspired and motivated to create change. Your article is encouraging and inspiring! If I may ask, how do you go about finding the subjects of your stories?

    • Jens Erik Gould

      Thank you Ryan! It depends. I come across some of them while reporting other stories. Some of them I find while reading the news. And others just happen. Like Harriet. I found her when I was walking down the beach one day.

    • Jens Erik Gould

      Wow I DO like five point five. Thanks for pointing it out. I hadn't heard of it before. Thanks for watching our stuff Alessandra!