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Dear God...
“Hardly anyone can ever find God because God is right at the end of your mind after all the background thoughts are gone.”
Maisie Satchwell-Hust

Phoenix Performing Arts
S.L.A.V.E. Project


The S.L.A.V.E project was founded following our involvement in the production of the film ‘Seeing Grace’, which explores the nature of grooming and exploitation. It follows the stories of two women who were lured into prostitution at a young age. We have used the film as a platform which opens up discussions on relationships, sex, and what makes us vulnerable to these methods of exploitation. We unwrap some of the significant ways that social media, environmental factors and biology can affect our decision making.

 The main purpose of the 12 week programme is to lead the student to a much deeper level of self-awareness. The S.L.A.V.E project  explores what it means to be human, and we aim to stimulate authenticity and individuality by showcasing  a  diverse range of cutting edge studies of human biology, psychology, culture, and behaviour. Through this we are able to  illustrate the wide range of complex dynamics involved in the human 'thought process'.
As a result, S.L.A.V.E investigates identity and how it is formed. We encourage the student to use this teaching to make different decisions based on a more profound understanding of themselves, thereby shifting the balance of power back to the potential victim.
Our project looks at how biology can explain many reasons behind ingrained patterns of behaviour. Through a variety of scenarios, we explain how the mind chemically and physically rewrites its own personal 'body map' after every significant experience you have; whether on a daily basis, or moment to moment. In addition we explore the sponsoring thoughts that shape the decisions we make, and how these can unfortunately lead to history repeating itself, which will often include emotional trauma.

We are here to change that.