I'm thrilled to share that my chapter in The Palgrave International Handbook of Human Trafficking is now available for free online.
Every once in a while I get asked, "How did you start to write about justice issues?" For me, it was an interesting convergence of faith, art and justice in my own life. Newly aware I wanted to use my inclination for the written word to address justice issues I was shocked to learn about, I was given an opportunity.
Aesthetic Whistle-Blowers - an academic article on the importance of art in addressing injustices like human trafficking
I'm happy to share that some of that work will soon be available in The Palgrave International Handbook of Human Trafficking. I wrote an article entitled, "Aesthetic Whistle-Blowers: The Importance and Limitations of Art and Media in Addressing Human Trafficking."
Creative expression invites people from all walks of life to exchange ideas and sit at the same table. For issues like trafficking where vast resources, comprehensive strategy, and the will and work of so many good people are required to eradicate it, the arts can uniquely connect people and compel them to conversation, debate and to action.
Have you ever felt so deeply about something you don’t know what to say? You know something in your guts, and yet you can’t shape the knowing into a word. It’s often how I feel about the big questions – about life and what it means, the things of faith, and big words so easily thrown around like “justice.”