(Just a quick warning… this is disturbing. The reason I write it is to show that scenes like these are repeated every single day with minor variations all over the world. This is why I’m an abolitionist. This is why I want to give my time, energy and money to ending child sex trafficking.) Imagine… Continue reading Imagine with me…
I got interested in Cambodia when I got hooked up with AIM. They’re an NGO working to end child sex trafficking in Cambodia, which is one of the worst places in the world to be a little girl (more on that in a separate post that’s coming soon). Since I’ve been working to raise awareness… Continue reading Countdown to Cambodia
So my daughter needed a new bed. She asked for a “princess bed” and since I’m not sure what she means by that, I got on Craigslist and found a twin four poster bed for $75. She is thrilled with it and will be even more thrilled if I ever get around to hanging up a canopy… Continue reading The Princess Bed and the Brothel
I’ve been thinking about what it means to live sacrificially, mostly because I feel that I’ve been living somewhat selfishly lately. I’ve been working on my house and spending money on things that are ultimately just cosmetic. I made a cool cabinet for my kids’ art stuff, but it wasn’t a necessity. We could have… Continue reading What does it mean to live sacrificially?
My Women of Vision group did a fast together recently. We all prayed for the same thing, but we each chose what we would fast for ten days. Some did wine, some did coffee, all great and hard choices. I wanted to make mine about solidarity with the people our group supports, so for ten… Continue reading Living Below the Line
When I started reading about human trafficking, specifically the child sex trade, I was astounded. I knew it existed because of the time I spent in Thailand as a teenager, but I thought it was small scale stuff. Come to find out, there are 27 million people enslaved in the world today, more than there… Continue reading How I Went from Self-Absorbed Twenty-Something to Abolitionist, Part 2
How cool is this t-shirt that I just bought at Modern Abolition? It has a cute kid, the nation of Cambodia (my fave), and it goes to support Agape International Mission, the NGO I volunteer with! It’s even on sale for $20. Winning!
It’s very important to me that my children know how lucky they are to be living in suburban America with two employed, happily married parents that love them. When you consider that there are 147 million orphans worldwide, they got a lucky break both materially and psychologically. I want my kids to be compassionate, caring… Continue reading How I’m Trying to Raise Compassionate Kids…
This week’s $5 donation was made to Cambodian Children’s Fund (CCF). If there were one more organization I could support monthly, it would be this one. Their founder, Scott Neeson, is a pretty spectacular guy. He’s Australian and he moved to L.A. to pursue a career in Hollywood. He became President of 20th Century Fox… Continue reading $5 Project, Week 4- Cambodian Children’s Fund
I am very interested in social justice issues for women and children, particularly in Southeast Asia. I’ve done fundraising and awareness nights for a ministry called Agape International Mission (AIM) that works to take little girls out of brothels in one of the worst slums in Cambodia. Their work means the world to me and… Continue reading I heart Cambodia…