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...

M’s dilemma VII: Swirling uncertainties

After five long and frustrating months spent trying to arrange her rescue, I was told my trafficked Hmong friend M had fallen pregnant to her Chinese “husband” for a second time. If the rumour was true, it could very well be our last chance to bring her...

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