Speak Life

by Michelle Brock on November 17th, 2012

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 who has experienced such violence and trauma.  But I set aside my fears of saying the wrong thing, looked her directly in the eyes, and told her she was beautiful, and brave, and precious.  Tears streamed down her face.  Words of life have more power than we realize, especially when someone has heard so many words of death.  As I’ve reflected on this encounter, Toby Mac’s Speak Life  has become the week’s theme song.

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Chris Dingli Nov 20, 2012 - 06:11:54

Hi Michelle

Just wanted to say well done for this blog – your writing about human trafficking is incredibly engaging. If it’s ok with you, I’d like to share it on my Facebook page. I’ve written and am currently producing a non-profit short film about human trafficking and the sex trade in the UK. I’m sure your blog would be of interest to our supporters!
All best

Chris

Michelle Brock Nov 21, 2012 - 02:11:33

Thanks so much Chris! I hope our material is helpful to you. I wish you all the best in your project, let me know when the film comes out.

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