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Vintage Fabric - Timeless Style Kimono repurposed by Elizabeth Kent  
 adj.: brought back; revived; resurgent, to be used postpositively  

Meet Me at the Meat Market



These pieces were created to call attention to the horror of human trafficking. World-wide, human trafficking is a multi-billion-dollar a year industry. Traffickers exploit people in different ways for labor and commercial sex. Imagine being vulnerable and then letting down your guard to trust someone, putting your faith and trust in that person, and then being abused and then being subjected to forced labor or to turn tricks. Its horrible. Unfortunately, we are not we immune to this social disease here in paradise.*

Each of my pieces in my "Meat Market" series incorporates intimate apparel which has been dyed to look like meat in various stages of decay. We must remain vigilant to protect both those at risk and our society at large.

*http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/14011020/sex-trafficking-in-paradise.


Meet Me at the Meat Market This Evening

 

Meet Me at the Meat Market, but be Cautious


Meet Me at the Meat Market Soon

Vested Interest Hawaii is purpose driven, and actively supports non-profits that help keep our community strong. Some of the charities that I support include the Uniform Law Foundation, Temari Center for Asian and Pacific Arts, Hawaii Opera Theater, American Cancer Society, Hawaiian Humane Society, Hawaii State Bar Foundation, YMCA, YWCA, Hospice Hawaii, Sexual Abuse Treatment Center, Samaritan Counseling Center, and Advocates for Public Interest Law.

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