Blogging over at MAP today!

… Because truth be told there’s no magic bullet to ending poverty, or abuse, or homelessness. There are plenty of tangible things we can do to address these issues (more … Continue Reading →


Michigan Abolitionist Project Releases Third Issue of Unbound Magazine focusing on Victims and Survivors of Modern Slavery

(Grand Rapids, Mich – June 19, 2013) – On June 30, Michigan Abolitionist Project (MAP) will release the third issue of its literary magazine, Unbound – a collection of written … Continue Reading →

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Exploring the “Fabric of Exploitation” pt. 2: Media

Media is everywhere and it shapes our lives. We use it to communicate. We spend hours scrolling through Twitter feeds on our iPhones. We turn on television and Netflix to … Continue Reading →

What would it take to change culture?

Exploring the “Fabric of Exploitation”

If you’ve never seen it before, you should check out our fabric of exploitation. We reference it often, use it in presentations, and in a lot of ways it’s the framework we’ve … Continue Reading →

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HFTV joins Michigan Abolitionist Project

  We’re incredibly excited to announce that HFTV is becoming a division of Michigan Abolitionist Project! This is a group we’ve worked with a number of times over the past … Continue Reading →


Why care?

“If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work … Continue Reading →

What I Have Been Through Is Not Who I Am

What I Have Been Through Is Not Who I Am

We talk a lot about the harms of objectifying people and the exploitation it leads to. Sometimes we have to remember, though, that we can objectify people with the best … Continue Reading →


Beyond Pleasure

“What if instead of desperately seeking hot sex, we searched for a way to produce light when we touch? What if such touch were about finding a way to create … Continue Reading →

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It’s Personal

I couldn’t believe they were smiling. I couldn’t believe they were laughing. After what they’d been through, it’s hard to imagine smiling or laughing coming easy. The court room was the first I’d ever … Continue Reading →