We All Need Through People

The mountain roads of Kentucky. Do you never find yourself stuck on a word? Where you look up it's meaning and chew on it a while? From time to time, I'll have a word stick in my mind that I can't seem to shake. When that happens, I've come to realize I'm in the classroom again. I'm the student and there's something I am supposed to learn through the process. Recently, the word that's been tumbling in my mind is through.  If you look it up online, you'll find: preposition & adverb  1. moving in one side and out [...]

She was a lot like you, until…

What do you think a trafficking victim looks like? Is bruised and beaten? Is she restrained some way? Chained to a bed maybe? Possibly, but more than likely she looks like the average girl you'd pass in a shopping mall. With the use of technology, the vast majority of girls and women trafficked don't stand on street corners, also referred to as the track, dressed as ladies of the evening. The Crimes Against Children Research Center stated, Much social activity is migrating to the Internet, so it should not be surprising that this is true for crime in general and [...]

5 Ways You Can Fight Sex Trafficking in America

                         MSNBC Sex Slaves Do you ever watch MSNBC? It is one of the few networks that boldly shines a spotlight on the issue of sex trafficking in America through their series, Sex Slaves. They travel across the nation, highlighting various cities where law enforcement is taking steps to crack down on the purchasing of sex. Sometimes, the target is the demand side. Law enforcement agencies set up sting operations and use undercover police officers to pose as prostitutes. Once a deal is made, the john- the [...]

Bring Back Our Girls!!!!

Have you read anything about the girls being kidnapped in Nigeria? Unless you've been walking around with your head in the sand, you've at least heard about it. You don't have to be someone who watches the news or even reads a newspaper to learn about what's happening. It's being posted all over Facebook, Twitter and other forms of social media. It's being talked about on virtually every radio station in some form or another. Nearly three weeks ago, close to 300 girls were kidnapped from their school.Then other stories followed stating, ...new details were emerging about the abduction of at [...]

Four Things You Can Do Today to Help

Did you know this past Saturday was National Human Trafficking Awareness Day? The entire month of January was declared National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month . My question is do you think human trafficking takes place anywhere near you? I hope you answered yes; not because I want human trafficking to take place close to you, but statistically speaking, it is. Do you know what it looks like? There are a variety of indicators you may or may not see. Some are: She may be in the company of an older man. She may have a tattoo or branding [...]

Did you know?

Are you aware that January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month? And January 11th Human Trafficking Awareness Day. President Obama declared it such last year. Many of us would like to think human trafficking is a third world issue or at the very least, that it's an inner city issue. We don't like to acknowledge that it is as close as our own backyard, because by doing so, we may have to do something about it. It's scary.  After all, what can I do? What can you do? The statistics are staggering. Polaris Project states that human trafficking [...]

Porn, who does it really harm?

Do you watch movies? I love a good movie, but I avoid horror movies.  I just don't like paying good money to be scared half to death. I see no purpose in it.  Now I can go for a good action movie or suspense thriller any day like the Bourne Supremacy, Taken, or Red. While I enjoy them, they tend to get my heart racing at times. Have you ever wondered why?  Have you ever asked yourself why you lean forward in a theater to get a better look? I remember being in fifth grade when the fire lady  (That's what we [...]

Monkey see, monkey do!

What kind of movies do you like?  Do you like sweet romance movies like Letters to Juliet or the Notebook? Or do you prefer suspense or action movies like the Bourne trilogy, Iron Man or Taken? We watch a wide variety of movies in our house.  The sappy romance movies can make me cry, but the action movies make my heart race and my blood pressure rise. Have you ever wondered why? In fifth grade, we had a female fire fighter, who I affectionately referred to as the fire lady, come to our class for several weeks to talk with [...]

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