An Abolitionist’s Disgust

I’m not really sure what to say; I’m trying to deal with a lot of my own health issues and frankly I find American politics detrimental to my remission; it’s too much to expect me to be civil and engaging with people who are so wrapped up in their need to defend themselves against their […]

Confessions of a Mythological Being

Some background for those trying to follow along on my journeys. I have a very rare bleeding disorder. Its very complicated, and involves platelets, mast cells, and probably uric acid crystals causing widespread inflammation, including intracranial.  My doctor isn’t really sure how I’m alive, and encourages me to embrace the self identity of a superhero […]

Inside the Birdcage – June 17, 2017

So it’s been busy times for me. Lots of physio, and adjusting to a new environment. Trying not to pay too much attention to Trump and the Russians; it’s not like any of this is news to me, right? The Chinese recently put quantum encrypted satellites in orbit; I can’t help but wonder if the […]

Escape from Stormcage – January 25, 2017

I ran into a representative from Doctors Without Borders on my way after buying luggage tags and locks for my trip to Washington DC next month.  He was entirely charming and it was a real delight to talk to someone whose as passionate about human rights as I am, and he encouraged me to talk […]

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 […]

Nothing Like An Anniversary…..

Next Monday marks the thirteenth anniversary of my first encounter with human traffickers. There’s really not much point in going into the story behind that run in, except to state unequivocally that the day in question essentially shaped the rest of my life, and is when I began both physical training and researching in earnest. […]