The Girl Effect: A Movement of Opportunity

Zirahuen, Mexico. This small, sleepy town of about 2,500 was my home for a month as my husband and I backpacked through Central America.  As we wandered the adobe brick streets one afternoon in search for a restaurant, we discovered an open kitchen with tables out front.  A delightful woman (pictured here) made us a […]

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Hope for the Sold Christmas Pick # 1: Punjammies

The snow on the mountain outside my window this morning reminded me of what is just around the corner: Christmas!  The consumerism around this time of year makes me feel a little sick to my stomach, not because buying presents is wrong but because greed, overspending, and entitlement are causing our society to rot from […]

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Global Forum on Human Trafficking: Interview with Meghan Carr

Road-tripping.  California.  Meeting new people. Social justice. If this combination of words inspires you, I have a feeling you would get along quite nicely with my new friend Meghan Carr (in middle). With six other girls, Meghan attended the Not For Sale Global Forum on Human Trafficking in California in mid-October, and I had the […]

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Top 10 Things I Hate About Sex Trafficking

Lack of freedom. I value the ability to make my own choices more than almost anything else.  Not only are victims robbed of their ability to choose whether or not to have sex with several clients a day, but often cannot choose to say no to violent clients or carrying out their sick demands. Gender […]

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Traffik: A Beautiful Book and Film by Norman Jean Roy

Photographer Norman Jean Roy put his creative talents to good use in Cambodia in 2008, where he caught on camera the plight of exploited women and girls for his book, Traffik.  A 12 minute documentary, narrated by Lucy Liu, was made about the places and people he encountered during his time there.  All the photos […]

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