Archive for November, 2010

“To Plead Our Own Cause”

What is it like to be a slave in modern society? To really answer this question, it would be best to hear it from someone who has actually experienced it, rather than get an intellectual treatise from a scholar who has studied it. Activists Zoe Trodd and Kevin Bales have compiled first-person narratives by slaves and former slaves in their anthology, “To Plead Our Own Cause.”   Read more….. »

Dealing with the past

Lately, I’ve been talking to people about this idea of dealing with the past. For me, the topic is coming up a lot because in the last few months, my writing has gravitated towards memoir. I’m surprised how charged the subject of the past is for some people.   Read more….. »

National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline

Polaris Project, an anti-trafficking organization based in the United States and Japan, is promoting The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC)   Read more….. »