“I felt like a robot. I was working like a machine. The only thing I knew was how to please the person in front of me. I didn’t know how to read, to write, to cook. Nothing.” “Nhu” grew up in an impoverished family. Both of her parents struggled with mental health... hello
17-year-old “Nhu” grew up on a houseboat as her parents work as fishermen. Their income is irregular and small, so the family struggles to make ends meet. As the oldest child, Nhu feels responsible for helping her family. She wants to contribute so that they can be... hello
“Phuong” and her family belong to the Hmong ethnic community, and live in the far north of Vietnam. When Phuong was 16 years old she met a man online. They became close friends, meeting up face-to-face and forming a relationship. In Hmong communities it is the custom... hello
Two years ago, “Mai’’s reality was very different than it is today. In 2017, at the age of 18, Mai was tricked into going to China for a well-paying job, and was instead sold into a forced marriage. A year later, Blue Dragon assisted her rescue, and then her... hello
23-year-old “Ly” has always wanted to be a doctor. Ever since she was young, she loved playing dress ups: always choosing the white laboratory coat and playing doctors. Growing up in an impoverished family in central Vietnam, Ly didn’t think university was an option.... hello
This week in Hanoi there’s a terrific exhibition looking at the “human cost” of fashion. Every shirt, jacket or jeans we wear were ultimately made by a human being somewhere on the planet. Sometimes, those people have been exploited to make the items... hello
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