It’s been a good few weeks since my last blog entry I know, but I was off on holiday for most of July on a pilgrimage to that most sacred of places…yes….Disney World, Orlando FL. If you follow my Instagram feed you’ll probably already be more than sick of the sight of yet another selfie from the front gates of yet another theme park, so I’ll not attempt to bore you any further with the details of our trip suffice to say…it truly was EPIC! :) (I may have to allude to our holiday at some stage of course)
Today however I want to give you a heads up on a brand new arts project that has literally hit the social media streams within the last week, and I am feeling so super privileged to be able to be one of the first to shout about this! And shout about it I intend to do because not only is this project something that should get as much exposure as possible, but also because I know this is going to have a huge impact and it’s kind of cool to be well ahead of the curve for once. ;)
The project/ministry is called Arts For Justice Ministries and has been birthed by a young friend of mine called Kathryn Millar. Kathryn serves in one of the churches that I myself currently have the privilege to work in, and when she came and shared her vision for using the arts to highlight the global issue of Human Trafficking I got excited. A gifted artisan herself, Kathryn’s passion to do something about this huge issue is inspirational to say the least and even a few brief moments with her would be enough to convince you of her dedication and determination to make a real difference for those she refers to as the “voiceless”. Every now and then you come across an idea that you know will end up growing it’s own arms and legs and almost take on a life of it’s own, and this I believe is one of those projects.
Kathryn’s beautifully simple idea is to bring together artists from all over the world working in a wide range of fields and media to be part of an exhibition that aims to highlight and tell the story of those who do not have the opportunity or are able to speak for themselves. As well as intending to use the full gamut of the visual arts, she is looking for poets, songwriters, storytellers, choreographers, writers, bloggers, play writes, craftworkers, clothing designers, basically anyone who is creative in any way, shape or form to contact her to get more details about potentially taking part in this fantastic project. Perhaps you’re a gallery owner who would like to be involved? A business owner? A ministry leader? Just drop Kathryn a line and see how you can begin to make a difference for those who are trapped in the awful world of Human Trafficking.
My work is dedicated to inspiring people to become everything that God has planned for us to become, and that definitely means that no-one should ever exploit another human being, and so I am proud to be an active supporter and contributor to this very important and exciting project.
Check it out her site and blog for yourself and get involved!