Slavery was abolished 150 years ago right? While it is true that slavery is illegal almost everywhere on earth, the FACT is that there are more slaves today that there ever were. -Robert Allan
I cannot speak from experience, and that is something I can only be thankful for. I cannot show you, for it is not in my power to do so. All I can do is speak in behalf of those incapable of speaking for themselves. They behold the true memories, the scars and the bruises, the beaten and abused
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My mothers work regarding human trafficking has awakened within me a strong sense of perseverance on this matter.
bodies, but they cannot speak our language, they can no longer communicate because what I am trying to tell is truly unspeakable. I never believed in heaven nor hell, until the very day I realized where I was standing. I speak of hell, having always stood in heaven. I try to describe hell to those around me, but it is inconceivable, for we have spent our entire existence in heaven. I write this to understand, knowing neither I, nor the reader will ever understand.
My mother worked with various organizations, she taught me all about her work. At first I did not understand, I first I did not realize. I did not know what sex was, and much less the meaning of rape. As a kid, all I had to go with, was the idea that these girls, boys, and women, lost it all and never saw it again, and that I would always run that risk too, just like everyone else around me. As I grew older, I began to understand the seriousness of my mothers work, and the real horrors I never imagined possible. I questioned her, wanted to know all I could remember, never to forget its importance. I read books, watched movies, but what hit closest to home were the stories I heard my mother tell.
An alcoholic mother sold her four year old into the sex trade, she disappeared for a couple of years until she was finally...