This is one of the most powerful TED Talks I’ve ever heard. Gary Haugen, the founder of International Justice Mission, speaks about how the poor are trapped in systems of violence which makes it almost impossible for them to leave poverty. “It turns out that you can give all manner of goods and services to the […]
A few weeks ago, I came across a photo I assumed was staged. It couldn’t be real. In it, a mother had set her four children to sit on the front stairs of the house with a FOR SALE sign. I decided to look into it further and discovered that the children were indeed […]
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The multi-billion dollar industry of human trafficking is an economic equation of supply and demand. The demand side that fuels sex trafficking consists of (mostly) men who pay for sex, watch pornography, and go to strip clubs. Without them there would be no monetary incentive to traffic women, boys, and girls into the sex trade. […]
Some people struggle remembering much from their childhood. I am not one of those people. My first memory brings me back to the age of 3, and I recall vivid details about many life experiences from that point forward. Being raised in Finland and Ethiopia for the majority of my childhood years, I am grateful […]