HE COUNTS THE STARS AND
HE KNOWS THEM BY NAME
When I learned there are over 40 million victims of sexual slavery, it took my breath away. As I struggled to picture faces and lives connected to these unfathomable numbers, I envisioned the vastness of a night sky.
I rested in the knowing that just as He does the stars, God knows each of them by name, but I too longed to recognize them as more than a collective statistic. And so, my personal art is dedicated to the victims of this atrocity, and....
I CALL THEM BY NAME
As I begin the work of restoring a piece of pottery or porcelain, I hold it gently in my hands and recall one of the many stories I have heard from the victims. I then give the piece a name.
As I begin the restoration process I envision a woman or child, and I cover them with prayer.
This is my quiet way to walk alongside them - not as a universe but as a singular, brilliant star.
Currently, I sell these beautiful golden threaded vessels through local art galleries or to people who have learned of my work. I am contemplating a store in the future, but have no firm plans at this point.
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER
Understanding the story of the victims of sexual slavery is to know heart ache and fierce bravery. We the industry, feed the very existence of their capture and pain. In gaining knowledge, you can help to break this chain.
The Life Story is dedicated to the girls and women currently struggling to leave the Life, to those who have successfully done so despite enormous challenges, and to their loved ones, advocates and dedicated service providers.
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