Hello my friend and welcome.
Although it may be that you’ve been wrestling with faith, freedom, and the many injustices in our world and have come looking for a kindred spirit in the department of heavy hearts.
It is possible you were drawn in by my terrible grammar and run-on sentences… Or perhaps you’re lurking around because your just curious about Saskia.
Whatever the reason, I am glad you’ve stopped by. I think you will find a little bit of everything, from an exploration of serious injustices to mundane rambling as I share my heart through this space.
The important things you should know:
I am not organised, not a good sleeper, and not a multi-tasker, thank goodness I am a problem solver.
I love my country of birth (Canada), drinking coffee, creating beautiful things, and Cape Town (which was my home from 2008 – July 2011). Most of the time my thoughts are lost in some rather tragic story, which is why I am compelled to write things down and try to fit my thoughts into a faith that was never meant to be confined to a computer screen.
I miss the mountains, snowboarding, surfing, and all things natural as I make my way in a European city I never expected to call my home.
Saskia comes with several years experience in taking action against human trafficking; from prevention, to identification, to intervention, to the designing of new futures. She has developed the ability to articulate the complexities of modern-slavery while staying true to her passion for individual freedom. She assisted in the founding of Not For Sale’s social ventures in both South Africa and the Netherlands and currently works in Amsterdam on an innovative social enterprise that seeks to empower vulnerable women through training and community. She is a social media addict – she tweets, she blogs, she tumbles, and she even occasionally answers emails.
You can read more about our project in Amsterdam here
And while you are reading – I am writing once a month over at SheLoves Magazine, a community of women I am honoured to be a part of.
And yes, I am working with and writing for several organisations specifically around issues related to human trafficking and exploitation, but the views expressed in this blog are my own, and do not represent any organisation.