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How We’re Using Art to Help Fight Against Human Trafficking

At we’re very passionate about the most important issues that we face as a society. There aren’t many issues that our world faces that are more important than the travesty of human slavery that exists all around the world today. There are some things you see on the news that are so heart wrenching that you choose to just turn a blind eye to because you don’t want to feel down. But please don’t be silent when it comes to the issue of human trafficking. That’s what we have named our campaign that raises money for the International Justice Mission.

We’re so passionate about this cause that we’re not just donating a portion of the sales, we’re donating 100% of all the proceeds of all the sales of this limited edition art.

Did you know there are more human slaves in the world today than ever before in history. Researchers say that sex trafficking is playing a major role in the spreading of HIV all around the world. There are an estimated 27 million adults and 13 million children around the world who are victims of human trafficking.
An estimated 30,000 victims of sex trafficking die each year from abuse, disease, torture, and neglect. Eighty percent of those sold into sexual slavery are under 24, and some are as young as six years old.

Although human trafficking is often a hidden crime and accurate statistics are difficult to obtain, researchers estimate that more than 80% of trafficking victims are female. Over 50% of human trafficking victims are children.
More than 30% of all trafficking cases in 2007-2008 involved children being sold into the sex industry. Imagine if you are someone you cared about was forced into slavery. How passionate you would be to try and help free that person. We’re asking you to help bring justice to the oppressed. To be a voice for the voiceless. To not be silent in the fight against slavery. You can read more about all the amazing things the International Justice Mission is doing in the fight against slavery by visiting their website

If you purchase an art piece from our Don’t Be Silent Campaign 100% of the proceeds will go to the International Justice Mission.

Unlocking Your Creativity

Some may claim to be “the creative type.” But doesn’t everyone truly have creativity deep down inside of them? Everyone just has a different way of tapping into their most inner innovative self. Creativity isn’t started by a singular gene. Some people are “left brainers” and some people work from the right side of their brain. Most will say the most creative people in the world are “left brainers.” But true creativity comes from both hemispheres of your dome. In some way, shape or form everyone has a way of creatively expressing themselves. Often times you just don’t realize it.

Some will see beauty in your creativity while others will mock you. Whatever your art forms may be, rather it’s visual art, poetry, writing, music, film, photography, cooking etc. You have a passion that ignites your creative side. The more you tap into your passion and let your creativity run wild the happier you will be. Don’t ever be afraid to show your creativity to others. Those who truly miss out are those who are afraid to truly unlock their creativity.

Creativity is talked about, coveted, admired, and mocked. Ask a dozen creatives how they tap into their most innovative selves and chances are you’ll hear a dozen different answers. That’s because, generally speaking, creativity does not start with a quixotic muse, a singular gene, or some defining moment of clarity. It starts with process.

It doesn’t matter how experienced you are at something. The amazing thing about your brain is that you can always learn new things at any stage in life. Most will say that true artistic abilities come naturally at a young age. But you would be very surprised to see the early work of some very famous artists. Until you fully invest yourself into something you will never know how talented you can be. At we feel that art is a powerful way to express creativity and certain emotions. But we encourage you to seek creativity in anyway possible.

The Importance of Art for Children

Most schools these days are focusing on the common core subjects of reading and mathematics. Art classes in schools is becoming less of a focus and more of a luxury. But to all the parents out there please do not forget that creative activities are some of the essential building blocks of child development. Several studies have shown that children who start being involved artistic activities at a young age have shown improved motor skills, visual learning, decision making, language development and inventiveness. . A report by Americans for the Arts states that young people who participate regularly in the arts (three hours a day on three days each week through one full year) are four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement, to participate in a math and science fair or to win an award for writing an essay or poem than children who do not participate.

Most parents who take the time to sit down and do coloring books with their children have found it to be relaxing and soothing to themselves. Just 30mins out of your day to sit down and color or sit down and paint can calm your entire day. While stimulating your young child’s brain, art can serve as relaxation therapy for you.