A fire in the belly

What has, for you, been the most fascinating moment of The Human, Earth Project? Was it amongst those moments when at last I succeeded in contacting, locating and meeting with my trafficked Hmong friends P and M in China? Was it the moment when, after three years and...
An incredible year

An incredible year

For those of you who haven’t been following the adventures of The Human, Earth Project through 2014, it’s been an incredible year. Here are a few of the most memorable moments: The year began with Hmong friends in Laos. Days later, my trafficked Hmong...

No rest for the wicked

On Christmas Eve, just as many of you were beginning your holidays, I was going back to work in the mountains of northern Vietnam. Although Vietnam lies within the tropics, winter here in the mountains can be bitterly cold, as I experienced during my initial...

Inspiration

Kim neung con bo sep. That’s a Laotian phrase I encountered recently, which was translated for me as: When you eat alone, it’s not delicious. For the past five months I’ve been working alone. I’ve had zero face-to-face contact with my...

Losing my teeth

One month ago, I was concerned I’d become too deeply entangled in the life of my Hmong friend P, a recent survivor of human trafficking. I couldn’t see how to step away. After we’d returned from our road trip, and the violent stalker Lucky Charm had...

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