There are too many issues in the world. While I can blog, read, or talk about them, I think taking an action makes a stronger impact; whether it impacts an entire population or one person, every life is valuable and dear to my heart.
That being said, I am an advocate for ending human trafficking and personally passionate about women and children. I volunteer for a non-profit organization in Orange County, which works in sync with Saddleback Church’s Justice and Trafficking Initiative. My role is to make contact by profiling the victims of sex trafficking and to help them get out of the life.
One night, my advocacy partner and I were walking in a dark alley in California. We saw a petite blonde girl who was very beautiful. She had a black dress on and looked scared. I approached her from a distance and had the following conversation:
Me: Hey. It is going to be a cold night huh? What’s your name?
Her: Yeah. My name is Belle.* I gotta work right now. I can’t talk.
Me: You like your job?
Her: Well, I have never done it. Tonight is my first night.
Me: How old are you?
“She is not 18,” I thought to myself. She looked like she was 14 or 15.
Her: Look, I really can’t talk. They are following me since it is my first night. I have to do this.