A popular meme going around social media right now includes a quote from Mr. Rogers: “When I was a young boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'”
In a new segment, “The Helpers,” KUNC is collecting stories of local helpers, people who are going above and beyond to aid others during this time of crisis.
Amber Blais is the producing director for the Denver-based circus troupe Rainbow Militia. While she typically can be found high above the crowd as an aerial silks acrobat, now she’s the creator of the Colorado Artist Talents and Skills Database. The program helps creatives who have had gigs canceled or postponed due to the need for social distancing find work using their other abilities.
Blais, who has a background in marketing and web coding as well as tarot card reading, figured if she had all these skill sets, other artists did, too…
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