Escape from Stormcage January 22, 2016

Today I learned that one of my favourite boutiques in town is going out of business, which is a damned shame; its funky and elegant and the prices are reasonable and everything is more or less luxury fair trade.  Apparently she has to close because she is tired, and I can understand that, but I […]

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, […]

An Honest Declaration Regarding a Living Wage

I frequently read conservative arguments online regarding a living wage and condemning it as a tax grab which unnecessarily coddles “lazy people.” My parents are or were both labourers, and I thought the whole point of having an education was so I didn’t end up in a soul sucking dead end job that broke my […]

The Threads of Trade

Today I went into town and went shopping, as per my regular MO.  I am looking into work and moving, and rather than have to bring boxes in and out of my rather cramped space more than once, I decided instead to buy another trunk to put my things in, which ran me $30.00 at […]

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 […]

Inside the Birdcage November 23, 2015

International stuff first I suppose. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re no doubt aware of the recent terror attacks in France and elsewhere. Honestly, I’m too exhausted by trying to keep up with an actual narrative which isn’t clouded with either fear-mongering or overtly optimistic to give an indepth analysis, but here’s a […]

I Will Bring Change – Fair Trade Shopping to Combat Trafficking

I Will Bring Change is an organization dedicated to spreading awareness of trafficking and creates change for the victims of this crime through the fair trade sales of cosmetics and clothing. They also provide a newsletter. According to their website, I WILL BRING CHANGE exists to PREVENT human trafficking and support the RESCUE, RESTORATION and REINTEGRATION of survivors. […]

Another Rendition 

So it’s like 3 am and I’m thinking about torture, black sites, abolitionism, the Dark Web, and trying to figure out how to fund a life. It’s dark except for my smoke and the cell light here in Stormcage, just the way I like it, and all I can hear is The Hum.  They’ve been […]