Imagine being tricked by a stranger, sold by a family member, or coerced by a "friend" into your worst nightmare. And that is only the beginning.
Being loved seems like a basic human right. Yet far too many are starved of love. They only know lives of unending manipulation, abuse, and fear.
It’s no secret anymore. Still, human-trafficking is more prominent than anyone would like to admit. Sex-trafficking makes up a major portion of that billion-dollar “industry". It’s happening under our noses and behind our backs. In fact, half of the industry's profit comes from industrial countries like America. We are also “famed” for making the largest amount of pornography in the world. Come on America, we are better than that! We are the home of the brave and land of the free!
California, where I live, has three of the largest of thirteen hubs of sex-trafficking in the U.S. (San Diego, San Francisco, and LA.) My little city of Redding sits along the same I-5 as they do. The same trucks pass right by my house.
I know I can do something.
I'm passionate about all people feeling known, seen, and valued in this world.
I believe you do too.
Everything about human-trafficking and sex-trafficking goes against my core values and beliefs. I have to believe it does the same for you. I've wept over the victims and our broken humanity that has let this kind of thing happen over centuries.
For too long I thought, I doubt I could make a difference. It's too hard of a problem, and it's too far away from me. After all, I'm just an artist trying to make a living. Do you ever think like that? I’m just a mom with a mortgage. Or, I’m just a 25-year-old trying to build my career.Or, Someone else will help them....
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