Because January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, I've put together a list of 6 things I've learned about human trafficking and what we can do about it since writing She Has A Name.
Three Voices From the Rescue is a trio of monologues taken from real-life accounts of human trafficking survivors in India. Newly available at Monologue Bank.
This blog series has explored the backdrop against which Hannah More wrote her abolitionist work through close reading of passages from her poems Slavery, Yamba and her satirical essay “The White Slave Trade.” More aimed to mobilize emotional and evangelical sentiment among women readers to infuse the abolition movement with energy and shape opinions about slavery.
The previous post in my Hacking Abolition series focused on the insatiable reading appetite of the growing middle class and how Hannah More tapped not only into their sentiment, but their willingness to use expendable income to acquire thought-provoking works. With marketing savvy in mind, this post returns to More's supreme concern, writing with eternity in mind.
A tweet won't take down the giant of slavery, and in our day, the instant gratification of Instagram is not enough. We need real tools to fight the real war against modern day slavery. This post continues to explore the work of Hannah More and her abolition colleagues. It highlights the importance for writers and creatives to understand the political moment in which they write and the reading or aesthetic appetites of their intended audience.