About Junebug

Junebug

Junebug in harness. © 2015

Welcome my friends to my website and blog, Junebug | A Guide Dog’s Adventures. I appreciate your interest in me and my guide dog work. I love my job as a working guide dog for the blind and I’m confident that I do it well. I am a female yellow Labrador Retriever and will be turning six years old in May 2015. I’ve safely been guiding my mom, who is partially blind, since we graduated from Guide Dogs for the Blind as a team in 2011. She is an advocate, motivational speaker, and artist. Please feel free to visit her site, Margeaux Gray | Geaux Freedom. Together we have given presentations on the subject of guide dogs and (dis)Ability (blindness/visual impairment) in elementary school and college class rooms as well as a kids camp at the Kentucky Humane Society. In addition, I have guided my mom to all of her speaking engagements. As a team we are creating the change we wish to see in the world. I work hard, but I also play hard. It’s very important to balance work with play (whether you’re a guide dog or not). I am very happy to have the opportunity to share with you some of my adventures. Please be sure to spread the wag — share my page, tell your family and friends about it,  and follow and me on social media.

Thank you and have a woofderful day!

Wags,
Junebug

About Margeaux Gray:

Margeaux Gray

Margeaux Gray © 2015

Margeaux Gray is a survivor and over-comer. Ms. Gray uses her voice and art to educate, motivate, and empower others. Ms. Gray is an anti-abuse and anti-human trafficking survivor advocate, motivational speaker, and artist. Ms. Gray has overcome many hurdles in her life – from child exploitation and trafficking, to low self-esteem, eating disorders, and physical (dis)Abilities (including a visual impairment).

Ms. Gray’s mission is to encourage people to recognize their value, empower them to connect with their confidence, motivate them to move past obstacles, and to live life with compassion and empathy.

Margeaux Gray shares her  strengths, skills, and wisdom as a member of the National Survivor Network (NSN) Executive Committee and as an Advisory Board member for TO THE MARKET. In January 2013, Ms. Gray testified in Washington D.C. at The Congressional Briefing: Combating Modern Slavery. Ms. Gray also testified to the New Hampshire Criminal Justice Committee on behalf of SB317, a bill constructed to strengthen protections for human trafficking victims; it passed unanimously and has been signed into law.

Ms. Gray, who happens to be partially blind, can be seen with her trusted guide dog named Junebug (a female yellow Labrador) by her side. The two of them graduated from Guide Dogs for the Blind as a team in 2011. Ms. Gray and Junebug have given presentations on the subject of guide dogs and (dis)Ability (blindness/visual impairment) to elementary school and college class rooms as well as a kids camp at the Kentucky Humane Society.

Ms. Gray speaks on topics ranging from her personal story as a survivor of child exploitation and trafficking, to living with a (dis)Ability (blindness/visual impairment, PTSD), guide dogs, and rising above adversity. Ms. Gray has spoken at schools, community events, and written op-eds on the subject of human trafficking. To learn more about Ms. Gray and her advocacy, please visit her site: margeauxgray.com.

Speaking Request

Junebug guiding Margeaux Gray. ©2015

Junebug guiding Margeaux Gray. ©2015

If you’re interested in booking Margeaux Gray and Junebug to speak at an event, please click here to fill out the contact form. Ms. Gray will respond to your inquiry in which she will attach a speaker’s request form as well as a honorarium and travel guidelines document. Please fill out the form, read the document, and send it back to Ms. Gray in an email.

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