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|| The first time I learned about human trafficking, I was in high school. I didn't understand. I thought slavery was abolished loooong before I was born. There was a short film I saw called The Candy Shop that was a parable about child sex trafficking in Atlanta and it MESSED ME UP. I ran out of youth group that night to the bathroom because I was so overwhelmed. This was real?! Girls and boys my age and YOUNGER were taken from or SOLD BY their families?! To have sex with grown men?! To put money in the hands of their traffickers? I....WHAT?!?! It boggled my mind. I dug into everything I could on trafficking relief and different organizations that were working to end every single part of human trafficking. I learned about @ijm @a21 @itsnotokprojects @daughtersofcambodia
Pearl Alliance through @messengerintl
and so many other AMAZING foundations all working hard to set the captives free and bring those responsible to justice! I've had the privilege of traveling to Cambodia twice now to work with girls from the ages of 5-15 that were previously victims of sex trafficking. It's one of the greatest experiences I've ever had in my life, seeing these beautiful faces walking in the fullness of freedom!! It's like WHAT?! Even though you've been through allllll this 💩you are smiling and laughing and FULL OF JOY!! If raising awareness is what you can do, do it! If donating to some type of organization or mission group working to abolish slavery is something you can do, do it! If going into rescue homes, safe houses, hospitals or undercover to kick butt and get these traffickers convicted is what you can do, DO IIITTTT! "Do for the one what you wish you could do for everyone!"