We Have To Start Somewhere!

Child SlaveIgnorance is bliss.

Yesterday, my wife asked me to watch the Oprah Show on Child Slavery in Ghana. I have never been ignorant of the far-reaching impact of child slavery. But I’ve been acting like I was. I must stop claiming ignorance and start making sure others do as well.

Knowledge is power.

I don’t know where this is going to go or how it’s going to work. But I’m certain that someone must stop child slavery. I’m certain I’ve got to stop thinking someone is someone else.

We must stop child slavery.



  1. So where do you suggest we begin?!!!!!! Obviously educating ourselves and those around us, but what’s the next step? I won’t be going to Starbucks anymore as they are not listed on the Fair Trade list…….. I also noticed that there are NO coffee shops in the greater Los Angeles area that offer Fair Trade coffee. Quite frightening!!!!!! I read all of this and I get overwhelmed. So, if you have ideas please share.

  2. Deb, I feel the same way. Overwhelmed. I feel like I’ve just been startled from sleep and the light is hurting my eyes. I’m stumbling around hoping my eyes will adjust. They haven’t yet. In the meantime, I’m learning, reading, speaking. I’m just taking it one step at a time! That’s my advice. I’m following my heart. You should follow yours.

  3. hello there, i just found your comment to me over on feminarian. you actually already have a link to the organization i work for under “those who help”. i work for CAST. good work here on your blog, i am going to link to it from my own blog.

    and don’t be discouraged, there are places to find fair trade coffee in los angeles, several places sell it side by side with inhumanely produced coffee, which seems ironic to me, but at least its available, its a start!

  4. myste, thank you for stopping by and thank you for the link. We’re looking over our cupboard now, trying to figure out what things to stop buying and from whom!

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