When my husband Jay and I were on tour with our documentary, we’d sometimes encounter curious individuals who wondered if we had kids. Jay would joke and say, “oh shoot, we forgot them in the trunk” (usually people figured out he was joking, but there was the occasional person who seemed concerned). The road life […]
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Coincidentally, the catalyst that launched Jay and me into anti-trafficking work was the Catalyst Conference in Georgia six years ago. This annual leadership conference is where we first heard about modern day slavery, sparking a passion in us to fight sexual exploitation. We have learned that good leadership is a vital part of any movement, […]
Despite its imperfections and challenges, Jay and I have always valued authentic community. In the last three months we have been to 9 countries to examine effective ways to prevent sex trafficking, and we keep hearing words like this: Lonely. Abused. Disconnected. Vulnerable. Enticed. Desperate. Ironically, these words can often describe both trafficking victims […]
A few weeks ago I sent out a request for photos on the theme of resilience. It is a word I’ve heard from hopeful abolitionists, determined safe house workers, and some trafficking survivors themselves. Resilience is an absolute necessity for survival. The following photos express this word in its various forms, and these photographers have […]
I just finished reading Priceless by Tom Davis, a novel about sex trafficking in Russia. American photojournalist Stuart Daniels is the main character, whose job is to educate people about social injustice taking place around the world. The following is an excerpt from the back cover: Daniels’ next assignment carries him back overseas and into […]