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On the ground in Thailand: Freedom is contagious

On the ground in Thailand: Freedom is contagious

One of my favorite parts of my visits to Thailand is the time I get to spend at the Freedom Homes. If the bars and red-light districts are full of darkness, then these homes are full of light and joy. It’s here that girls get a chance at a new life. It’s here that...
The source of cultural slavery: On the ground in Thailand

The source of cultural slavery: On the ground in Thailand

Today we visited a slum near Bangkok. It’s places like these where the cycle of cultural slavery truly begins. In these neighborhoods, there are few jobs and even fewer schools. Entire families have lived in the same shacks for generations. And from the day they are...
From the Field: Breaking chains in Thailand

From the Field: Breaking chains in Thailand

I’m back in Thailand this week. No matter how many times I visit, I am always overwhelmed by the impact cultural slavery has had on this country. There is a great divide here in Bangkok. This city is home to some of the most spectacular malls, the grandest hotels, and...
Every girl deserves freedom

Every girl deserves freedom

The millions of women in the global sex industry could easily be labeled as “broken,” “unloved,” “worthless,” “captive,” or “slave.” But freedom gives these women a new identity. Freedom allows a woman the right to choose her dreams as well as provide a different...
From the field | Min’s journey out of darkness

From the field | Min’s journey out of darkness

I shared with you the last time I visited Thailand’s red-light districts why I keep coming back here … why I continue to choose the darkness … even though it’s heartbreaking. I would rather work here in the midst of unspeakable atrocities than to stay in my comfort...
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