Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
When I started planning this project a year ago, it was not going to be about prostitution. I originally wanted to write a series of short stories on a dystopian world with legalized sexual slavery. I conceived the idea during my sophomore year in my African American Theology course. I did not understand how Christians—as many slaveholders were—could enslave other human beings and reconcile their actions with their faith. I began to wonder what other atrocities could be committed and subsequently justified with faith, science, economics, or anything else. It was then that I remembered the paper about sex trafficking that I wrote for my first year CCC course. These two elements—slavery and sex trafficking—fused, and suddenly I had my idea.
Fleming, Alicia, "Till Human Voices Wake Us" (2018). Honors Projects and Presentations: Undergraduate. 49.