This is my first post on my new website. Welcome !
The purpose of this blog is to connect people to making, crafting, designing to raise awareness of social or political issues that concern us in the first part of the 21st century. the area that is pressing my buttons right now is People Trafficking particularly for sex. The statistics are horrendous. Did you know that the average age of a trafficked sex worker is 12? Or that there are 45 million slaves in the world (that's not counting the indentured workers in India.) 70% of them are women, 45% are children, most are trafficked for sex. Its so overwhelming in fact so much so that who knows what to do in the face of such horror. Well the good news is that every little helps and a few dollars to agencies like Hagar.org.nz will go along way to rescue, counsel, educate, and set a person on a path of recovery after suffering severe human rights abuse.
For my part I'm doing my MFA using dolls as a surrogate for people so that we can more easily face the unfaceable.