F is for Fraud

In early 2013, I was hired as a Project Manager for Children’s Organization of Southeast Asia (COSA). I had been in-country for two years at that point. For 15 months, I worked as the International Department Coordinator for DEPDC – Thailand’s longest-standing anti-trafficking NGO. When my contract with DEPDC was up, I moved from Mae Sai […]

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How is it possible that six months have lapsed since my last entry? Oh, right. I had a baby. I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy on 8 April and fell head over heels into BabyLand where I’ve spent the last several months adjusting to motherhood and a newborn. Priorities shifted. Free time diminished. […]

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What is Human Trafficking?

Definition What is human trafficking?  It is a simple question that often comes with a complicated answer depending on who is defining it.  The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) defines human trafficking as the act of recruiting, transporting, transferring, harboring or receiving persons through use of force, coercion or deception for the the purpose […]

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Trailer: Selling Our Daughters

I am delighted to now be working as Project Manager for a new NGO here in northern Thailand, Children’s Organization of Southeast Asia (COSA).  Check out this trailer for an upcoming documentary, Selling Our Daughters, featuring the founder, the villages we work with, and the girls at the shelter. *Update 28 May 2015: This trailer no […]

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Back in the Saddle!

Yesterday, I was underemployed, teaching English for Thai language centers that were awful at best. Before that, I was teaching KG.1 and that was really fun until the novelty wore off. Turns out working for conservative Turkish business men doesn’t bode well with my western feminism. But I’ve been stubborn, lingering around in Southeast Asia waiting […]

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