About Me

Why I Started This Blog

When I was young, I never knew what trafficking was about. I vaguely knew about drugs (mainly what I learned through the D.A.R.E program at my school), but that was about it. An international studies course was the first time I was truly exposed to the world of trafficking. Though the overview was brief, I was intrigued. From then on I took as many courses as I could, read everything I could, and poured through videos on all trafficking topics. It was astounding how little I knew though drugs, humans, body parts, etc were being trafficked right in my own backyard. And I am sure I am not the only one who knows so little.
 
To me, education is one of the most important things in the world. It influences who were are and it is at the forefront of any change the world sees. To me, the issues trafficking presents, whether it is drugs, sex, labor, etc, are significant yet not enough people know about them for any real change to take place.
 
The purpose of this site is to raise awareness about the world of trafficking to hopefully inspire action and change. I am going to bring you important news, debates, educational material, and most importantly ways to get involved. I may get too passionate, I may share too much, I may bring up issues that make you uncomfortable or make you start seeing things in a new light. I want this not only to be a site that brings you information, but a place for people to come together to discuss these topics, from experts in the field to people who just learned what the word “trafficking” means. 
 
Many may say that one person can’t inspire real change in the world. To that I say, watch me try anyway.

 

About Me

I have my Bachelor’s degree in International Studies and my Master’s in International Administration from the University of Denver, both with a concentration in Human Rights. Looking back at my education, I realize how much knowledge I truly have at my fingertips regarding trafficking. Books, articles, films, and pages and pages of copious notes flood my bookshelves in my office (yes I am one of those crazy people who hangs on to all my notes and books from college, just in case). I have attended conferences and panels on the topic and surrounded myself with people who were well-versed on these topics (and if you weren’t, well I would make sure you were if you spent enough time with me).

With all this knowledge, I feel like I am sitting on a gold-mine of information, but no one else knows how to find it. As Joseph Badaracco once said “In today’s environment, hoarding knowledge ultimately erodes your power. If you know something very important, the way to get power is by actually sharing it.” It’s time for me to start leaving breadcrumbs (or start hitting people over the head with this information).

 

To contact me, please email me at meghan@buriedtruths.com

 

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