She melted hearts with the light in her eyes and the dimple dots on her face. So, so very wrong. This is how Tia became a victim of human trafficking.
Innocence is a lack of guiltwith respect to any kind of crimeor wrongdoing. In a legal contextinnocence is to the lack of legal guilt of an individual, with respect to a crime. In other contexts, it is a lack of experience.
Reading Rockets' children's literature expert, Maria Salvadore, brings you into her world as she explores the best ways to use kids' books both inside — and outside — of the classroom. How do you explain the unexplainable? It's impossible for adults to fathom what happened in a quiet Connecticut town, much less try to articulate to children why or how it could have happened.
Adults often scrutinize children about a lack of understanding of life. If anything their attitude stimulated me to think that something was wrong. The adult society looks down on children and young adults alike, as if we are unable to comprehend the horrors of the world and everyday existence.
A loss of innocence can happen at any time in life, but it is most commonly associated with the lessons of life that accompany growing up. Moving from childhood into adulthood is fraught with many moments — big and small — that show us the world and ourselves in a new way. These lessons continue throughout life as we grow and evolve.
Through the door of death we will find greater knowledge, greater life, and greater love. A land that is more kind then our home and bigger than all the earth. Is this true?
Where does innocence come from? These are questions that I not only have grappled with ever since I can remember, but many authors and poets have wrestled with since the beginning of time. It is something that can be lost in a positive and healthy fashion, but sometimes it can be taken away tragically or violently. But what I have come to understand more and more is that innocence itself — found in children, cherished by parents, and longed for again in adults — can be found thriving and growing in the concept of community.
Fazineh grew up in Sierra Leone during the country's Civil War. As a former child soldier, Fazineh is using his experience to bring awareness to the realities of war, and as a graduate from Vancouver Film School inhe is using his skills to tell stories, educate youth, and to help people find healing through art. Born and raised in Canada, she works in the performing arts and met Fazineh at Vancouver Film School.