At the beginning of 2022, Nirvani Brown Art became a business of impact. There are 40.3 million people in the world suffering from a life of forced labor, forced marriage, forced begging, sexual exploitation, and more because of the heinous crime of human trafficking. Between 15,000 to 50,000 women and children are forced into sex slavery every year in the United States alone.
It is true that art can be an amazing healing practice. It allows people to explore emotions, focus on creativity, and share in the dignity of bringing an idea to life with their own hands. Learning an artistic skill is often incorporated into reintegration and therapy programs for survivors of human trafficking because it brings joy and may also present an opportunity to earn money.
I create botanical art because nature and art to me are both amazing healers. I like to believe that my art promotes simplicity, calmness, and creative thoughts. It is my personal desire to use my artistic ability to help set captives free from a system that should have been eradicated long ago. As an act of good will, I am committed to donating 30% of each month's sales to a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization of my choice that fights against human trafficking and exploitation.