Paying Dues

The refugee crisis and the backlash from the general public is of particular interest to me because of my advocacy work.  If its this difficult to get the general public to be comfortable having refugees in their midst, imaging the struggle someone who has been rescued from trafficking faces when trying to find their way […]

Peer to peer ethical trade and human trafficking

The most frequently overlooked aspect of trafficking is the labour trade market, which forces people in conflict zones to find work through companies which extort them, and they mine things like rare minerals used to build cellphones and blood diamonds, depending on the area. The closer you get to the original source, the worse the […]

Darkweb Shopping

STERN:   “Whoever saves one life saves the world entire.” “In one of the last scenes in the film, as Schindler prepares to flee from the Allies, the Schindlerjuden give Schindler a gold ring made from gold fillings, engraved with the above quotation from the Talmud, the book of Jewish law. After the Allied victory, Schindler is […]

Life As a Woman Online

I don’t go out very often because I deal with severe social anxiety and depression as a result of my time on the Training Floor and repeated injuries – it often seems as though my entire life is dedicated simply to physio, walking the dog, writing, or sleeping – but when I do go out, […]

Fair Trade Principles in slow fashion and the economy

Fair trade principles state that through the intellectual and financial empowerment of individuals and through community building, advocacy and awareness campaigns, financial literacy and personal development programs, we can improve not just the quality of life but both industry and environmental standards. One of the primary difficulties I encounter while advocating for trafficking victims and […]

Operation Red Shawl – To REDDress the Missing and Murdered Women Issue in Canada

It crossed my mind today that there are a few universal symbols that transfers ideological dogmatic borders, one of which is the fact that International Humanitarian efforts during times of conflict must generally be organized from a grassroots level in order to make and continue sustained growth of the intersecting economic tangents involved in operations. […]