recently, i spent some time, with S. she was born and raised in the US and she is a survivor of human trafficking. i met her some time ago, during one our visits to clubs.
she had been sold for sex and for labor since age 11. she’s crossed state and country lines more times then she can recall. she never knew she was ‘trafficked’ – she was doing what she was told to do, ‘or else’.
last week, she turned 20. she’s enrolled in school, making a few friends and discovering that she was created with purpose and has a promise of hope and a future.
S. is one of the fortunate – she made it out.
i’d like to ask you to consider what the reality of human trafficking is, on days other then today. to think about the men and women who do not have some of the opportunities you and i may have. to give priority to thoughts and actions that cause you to help those who presently cannot help themselves or those they love.
the web is buzzing about all of these things and more today, but what will you and can you do, tomorrow and the next day and the day after that?