Friends/Family! I exceeded my Tread on Trafficking goal this year and it’s because you guys are awesome. It’s not because I walked a whole bunch, because I lost track of my miles in early to mid June and I have no idea what my final count was. But I know you’ll forgive me since you […]Read More Tread on Trafficking 2012 Wrap-up
For the past few years there’s been a big push to do everything locally. We’re all encouraged to buy from local retailers and eat food from local farms, and especially to support local causes and non-profit organizations. Many non-profit organizations tout on their websites and in their literature that all money raised will stay right […]Read More Faraway Neighbors
The “146” part of Love146’s name comes from the number a little girl was wearing on her chest one night in a brothel. The people who would found Love146 were visiting the brothel, trying to learn more about sex trafficking. The girls that were for sale that night were behind a piece of glass. The […]Read More You are precious. You are not a commodity.
Things you start thinking about after watching what some people might consider too many episodes of Law & Order on Netflix: Alibis. Todd was gone on a recent Saturday morning so taking care of Steve, our dog, was left to me. I took him for a short walk and fed him and returned him to […]Read More It’s a tentpole!
I’m still raising money for Love146 by Treading on Trafficking. I haven’t been talking about it much in real life or on the interwebs because it’s so uncomfortable to ask people for money. When I went to Love146’s conference nearly two years ago, Rob Morris, a co-founder of Love146, said a few words to the […]Read More In an effort not to suck
Miles Walked/Rode/Hula’ed: 10.67 Money Raised: $150 As I mentioned previously, I’m participating in Tread on Trafficking again this year. It officially started May 1, so I’m a little late in writing this post. I’m going to blame it on the pieces I was finishing for Lucinda’s and Steve Holt, our new puppy. Yes, I got […]Read More Tread on Trafficking 2012 – Update #1
“I got to take out what was hidden in my heart.” – Trafficking survivor, India Recently an aid blogger wrote about how she often gets asked what the best way is to get involved with a cause, and she answers: give money. It doesn’t seem exciting to us here in America, but it’s what’s needed. There are […]Read More Tread on Trafficking
“After the punter* left it [the payment] seemed like such a small amount. I would look at it, contemplate it, and then hide it somewhere in my house. It never got used for anything worthwhile, despite all my reasonings earlier in the day. It would disappear as fast as it got there, on air, seemingly, […]Read More I’m totally about to pull a Britta
I recently found a new blog that’s written by a former sex worker.* It’s not a fun or easy read, but it is so fascinating. The blog’s writer sold herself through a website that allowed clients to review the prostitutes, and a recent post discussed why giving the johns a chance to openly discuss and […]Read More In which I refrain from cussing
My mother said when we were sold, we must ask God to make our masters good, and I asked who He was. She told me, He sit up in the sky. When I was sold, I had a severe, hard master, and I was tied up in the barn and whipped. Oh! Till the blood […]Read More National Human Trafficking Awareness Day