A bird in the hand

A bird in the hand

My Hmong friend P – trafficked from Vietnam, sold into China, and escaped from the man who bought her – had vanished entirely.  After three years and eight months held against her will, P had fled more than 1,500 km (almost a thousand miles) frightened and...
Into the fire

Into the fire

I first launched The Human, Earth Project after learning that my friend M had been abducted from her home, a town where I had lived in northern Vietnam. On my return to Vietnam this January, however, I learned M was not the only friend of mine who had fallen victim to...

Hanging in the balance

Life goes on in our little mountain town, always changing and ever the same. The six months since I was last here have seen numerous radical transformations. A new highway has halved the travel time from Hanoi, and the town is now indundated with weekend traffic from...

RTZ

In 2010, I met two Hmong girls, M and P, in a small town in the mountains of far northern Vietnam. The following year both girls were abducted and trafficked to China, where they were sold as wives. Six months ago, on my last visit to that mountain town, I told M and...

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