Trekking away from Trafficking: Restoring Dignity in the Face of Modern Day Slavery

Written by Ashleigh Gibb //Thailand is a country clothed in so much beauty, from one side to the next. It is a land of mountains, farmland, and striking beaches, alongside the world’s friendliest people. Many travel to “the land of smiles” for respite from their daily lives, whether it’s just for a two-week holiday or a … Continue reading Trekking away from Trafficking: Restoring Dignity in the Face of Modern Day Slavery

Theme Overview: Migration-Hope & a Home in Transience

Some species of birds happily migrate twice a year. In contrast, humans migrate sporadically and generally reluctantly -- as a species, we tend to favor roots over wings. In 2016, the UN Refugee Agency estimated that there were 65.6 million forcibly displaced people worldwide. The word “displaced,” of course, only addresses half of the journey; … Continue reading Theme Overview: Migration-Hope & a Home in Transience

Beach Boys: How a Brit and a Group of Arawak Hunters Taught Me to See People as Human

Written by Johanna Depenthal // An observer on a moonlit spring night in 1964 on the coast of the South American country now known as Guyana might have been surprised to spy a tall, young British man moving silently and determinedly down remote Shell Beach.  Also patrolling the beach, though with a very different aim, … Continue reading Beach Boys: How a Brit and a Group of Arawak Hunters Taught Me to See People as Human