As all of you already know I am living in Bulgaria to research the issue of human trafficking for sexual exploitation here; primarily how the Bulgarian Government and NGOs work together to enforce and implement anti-trafficking policies. While Bulgaria is primarily a country of origin and transit for victims of trafficking, the United States is […]
Yesterday marked the last day of the Jewish holiday of Passover (Pesach) also known to many as the story of Moses and the freeing of Jewish slaves 4,000 years ago from Egypt. The celebration of Passover is about remembrance of what our ancestors endured as slaves inÂ Egypt and the thanks we give for our […]
I received this e-mail from www.change.org about the use of the term “Pimp” in our every day culture as being glorified, while in reality it is a profession (if you can call it that) which subjugates women. I found the story very interesting and have chosen to share the email with you below. Also, I […]
Since arriving here in Bulgaria I have strayed away from talking about the issue of human trafficking for sexual exploitation on my blog mainly because I do research and speak to people who work with victims on a daily basis. I wanted my blog to be a place where I could share more about cultural […]
Thanks to a friend, I found this fun site that allows people to ask me random, creative and/or intellectual questions. So ask away . .
Several friends, acquaintances and family members have asked me why the NGO I work for is called the “Animus Association.” In fact, one of my new friends thought I worked for an NGO that helped stray cats & dogs, because she interpreted “animus” to mean working with animals. So I’ve decided to dig up the […]