Child Sex Trafficking

Why me? Why not her? Why you?

The more I learn about poverty, human trafficking and modern slavery, the more perplexed I am about something. One question pulses in my brain, day after day, week after week. WHY?  Not why the pain, why the poverty, why the injustice…. but why was I born where I was born, when I was born? Why me?  Bono refers to this geographical and locational “crap

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Can our children really understand about Modern Slavery??

  *featured image from http://makeastand.com I was more than delighted to find this gem of a blog post today on Simple Homeschool. Jamie’s husband works for LOVE146 and she has had a series of posts from her family’s time visiting the Round Home in the Philippines. Do you have kids anywhere from ages 4-14? Do you wonder, like I do, how to talk with them

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Know a teenage girl? This is for you. And her.

The Washingtonian just posted this article. Its heart wrenching. It’s hard to read. Its bad news. BUT IT IS REAL LIFE. This is not a Hollywood version of the story. This is what is happening in your backyard, and mine (literally, in mine as I am in one of the DC suburbs they refer to). “But since 2011, police and federal agents have taken

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LOVE GIVES | doing a little good this Valentines Day

shhhh, but i really hate Valentine’s Day. well, i hate the way our culture overdoes it, and every other holiday really. too early, too much, too fast, too much excess. ugh. no thanks. but that is just me. 🙂 i also know that we WILL be participating in it via a last minute run to the drug store for cartoon valentines and a cheap

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Two Little Girls… a not so “fair”y tale.

Take a few minutes to watch this. Its not sensationalized. Its not over dramatic. Sadly, it is the reality for far too many little girls and their futures in a world fraught with sexual predators and mafia moguls (who run many of the world’s trafficking rings) literally devouring them. Trafficked and exploited girls are just like your daughters and mine. They had hopes, dreams,

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Justice Manifesto

yeah, i know… i talk about it alot. but thats ok… because it is WORTH my time,( and dare i say yours?), to talk about it. last night i finished a new book, a fiction one, about child trafficking. fiction, based on the realities of millions of girls, though. i wept afterwards. on my knees, i wept for the little girls who were, at that very moment,

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Slaves Next Door

What is happening in our own backyards? The facts are harsh. they are bad news. they hurt. but the fact remains… they are REAL. we simply cannot bury our heads in the sand and will this to go away. we MUST act. this week, i attended a human trafficking forum in Annapolis with a panel of experts in the fight against human trafficking. here are

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To My Daughter(s)

In response to the overwhelming emotions I felt after watching Half the Sky, I wrote the following post to my daughter….originally on my personal blog:  Dearest Firstborn Daughter, Like thousands or millions, perhaps, of others, I just finished watching the 2 part PBS documentary, Half the Sky. I lost count of how many times I cried. I am still fired up in the depths of

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does personal activism work??

YES. YES. YESYESYESYESYES! Check out this recent victory with Amazon because people, like you, took the time to respond. Thanks to the GREAT work of LOVE146 and their task forces out there DOING GOOD and helping us become aware of these kinds of issues!! Here is the back story off LOVE146’s website: http://www.146taskforce.org/Amazon BUT ITS NOT OVER YET…. apparently there are other books by the

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Sex Slaves Next Door…. what is happening in our own backyards

the facts are harsh. they are bad news. they hurt. but the fact remains… they are REAL. we simply cannot bury our heads in the sand and will this to go away. we MUST act. this week, i attended a human trafficking forum in Annapolis with a panel of experts in the fight against human trafficking. here are some stats that should make you

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