Welcome to The Write Ending!
I’m Kristen. Michigan is my home and writing is my first love, but photography holds a close second. My heart beats for the orphan and the vulnerable, and one day I had an epiphany–I could combine all these passions into one by means of a blog.
In 2017, the issue of modern-day slavery became a heavy weight on my heart as I started to realize the magnitude of this atrocity. Compared to other global concerns, slavery seemed to the be least known and least talked about, which translated to the least action taken against it. According to the Polaris Project, 25 million people are enslaved today. Other experts say the number is over 40 million. Even worse, the United States is driving the demand, making our country one of the top three places in the world for trafficking.
At first, I felt utterly helpless to do anything, but after a lot of research and prayer, I discovered that there are things ordinary people can do to help end human trafficking. Then the question became: how can I motivate others to join the fight?
This online space was born of a vision to educate others who feel as helpless as I once did. As I learn more ways to fight human trafficking, I compile the information into an easy-to-digest blog post. I want to make it easy for you! Doing the gritty research takes hours, and the information can be so hard to find. Also, there are more and more anti-trafficking organizations forming, and increasingly more businesses desire to do their part, so I’ve gathered this info on my resources page. Find an organization you believe in, and then volunteer, donate, shop…each of these things makes tangible difference.
Every single soul has God-given gifts they can use to change their small corner of the world. Maybe you aren’t financially able to support trafficking survivors, but you have a passion for prayer. Maybe you don’t know how to recognize a trafficking victim, but when you shop, you avoid stores that acquire products from supply chains that use forced labor. There’s a task for everyone in this fight, and no task is inferior.
Many endings in our lives are unwanted and joyless…the loss of a job, the severing of a friendship, or the death of a loved one. But the ending of slavery would be the right ending–the write ending, if you will, because I’m writing to end it.
Awareness is not enough–we need a call to action. Let’s awaken a fire in this generation to take a stand against slavery!
Do you have a heart for the vulnerable? Start here and fight for freedom!