Lessons from a Bumblebee

“Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn’t know that so it goes on flying anyway.”  ~Mary Kay Ash A group of scientists from Oxford University conducted a study in 2009 to look at how bumblebees are able to defy gravity with their undersized wings.  The study found that brute force […]

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And the Winner of Invisible Chains is…

Thanks to all of you who sent in photos or commented on the Resilience photo essay!  I wrote down all your names and used random.org to select the winner.  Andrew, your name corresponded with the selected number, so send me your mailing address and I will send you a copy of Invisible Chains: Canada’s Underground […]

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The Whistleblower Now in Select Theatres!

In March I read a fascinating book called The Whistleblower: Sex Trafficking, Military Contractors, and One Woman’s Fight for Justice by Kathryn Bolkovac.  You can read my review here. In the book, Bolkovac recounts her real life experience working for the private American military contractor DynCorp in Bosnia, alongside a UN peacekeeping mission in the […]

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Resilience: A Photo Essay

A few weeks ago I sent out a request for photos on the theme of resilience.  It is a word I’ve heard from hopeful abolitionists, determined safe house workers, and some trafficking survivors themselves. Resilience is an absolute necessity for survival.  The following photos express this word in its various forms, and these photographers have […]

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They Said It First: Quotes on Slavery & Freedom

“Although volume upon volume is written to prove slavery a very good thing, we never hear of the man who wishes to take the good of it, by being a slave himself.” –Abraham Lincoln “For every man who lives without freedom, the rest of us must face the guilt.” -Lillian Hellman “As long as the […]

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