We have been on the road for a couple of months now, and sometimes we don’t have the best opportunities to eat healthy meals. There have been days where crackers and cookies get us through the day, after which we don’t feel very good. A real meal is such a luxury. I recently came […]
This week we met with a lovely woman from Brazil who was trafficked to Switzerland for prostitution. She was willing to take part in an audio interview, which ended up being over an hour in length. By the end, the emotion in that room was palpable. I often struggle knowing what to say to someone […]
Oh how my heart aches.
Happy Monday everyone! The RIDE FOR REFUGE is fast approaching, the first batch of rides taking place this coming Saturday, September 29! If you live in or near the following cities, your ride is scheduled for that day: Vancouver, Winnipeg, Leamington, Brampton, Ajax, Aylmer, Muskoka, Waterloo, Niagara region, Ottawa, Saskatoon & Sault Ste. Marie! If […]
You may have noticed that I have not written a post for a couple of weeks, for which I apologize. Things are beginning to move fast with our upcoming documentary, and the last 2 weeks have been key in figuring out our game plan. I will write more on that very soon and keep you […]
A couple of weeks ago while driving to an appointment with the radio on, a song came on that caught my attention. The chorus was so beautiful that I pulled over to scribble it down on a piece of paper. “I wish I was strong enough to lift not one, but both of us. Someday […]
The government has launched a National Action Plan to Combat Trafficking…now it’s your turn.
I recently had an insightful conversation with Saskia Wishart, who is based in Amsterdam with Not for Sale and fights human trafficking and exploitation in Europe. She mentioned that in the Netherlands, pimps who masquerade as loving boyfriends are known as ‘lover boys.’ Here is a well-done, informative short documentary about this trend. It really […]
I recently saw a short film called SOLD that I wanted to share with Hope for the Sold readers. The story is told through the eyes of a young journalist named Maya, who has inadvertently gotten captured into a human trafficking ring while doing an investigative article on the treatment of illegal immigrants in America. […]