This interactive map story sheds light on the travesty of human trafficking in the United States. Modern day slavery affects millions of people in today's world, even in a first-world country like the US. We created this map rooted in emotional cartographic theory.

During the creation of this map, we collaborated with and interviewed several experts who work to combat human trafficking domestically and abroad. We designed this project to promote empathy and really embed the user in the mapping story, showing that human trafficking occurs where they are.

I encourage you to take some time and explore the project below, as it is a great resource for learning more about the worldwide crime. It is much more than just a portfolio piece.

Collaborators: Leanne Abraham & Alicia Iverson

Winner of the 2017 NACIS Group Student
Dynamic Map Competition

Interact with the map below or view full screen here.

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