Designers Against Child Slavery
We where recently asked to contribute to the DACS exhibition "Episodes" in New York. This exhibition is about telling the story of a trafficking victim, through art work. An Episode is an event or a group of events occurring as part of a larger sequence; an incident or period considered in isolation. We where of course happy to contribute.

We could choose from 3 episodes to illustrate: Coercion, Enslavement, and Restoration. We went for enslavement. Key concepts for a Enslavement centered piece- beating, isolation, abuse, sexual perversion, loss of innocence, abortions, hopelessness and lack of love. Our work focus on isolation and lack of love.

This exhibition will also be following the story of Kai, a girl who was tricked into prostitution. Her story is one of hope and restoration. After being tricked into selling her body for sex, she is forced to have multiple abortions while continuing work in the brothels. After many years, she builds a relationship with women from an after care facility. She is later able to leave, and start rebuilding her life! Today, Kai is happily married and takes care of her baby while working in the same aftercare facility that took her in years ago. One of Kai’s greatest joys is seeing a new girl come in to the aftercare home and have the opportunity to sleep at night, not during the day. The opportunity for a new girl to be able to look in the mirror, and for the first time, see a girl who is valued and loved, is something that brings joy to Kai’s heart.

This Exhibition will show live in New York City, in late June, 2011.

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