From the Field | Ending Bondage in Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand is the last stop in my journey—and it’s here where the horrors of the international sex industry seem to culminate. There’s an estimated 15,000 sex workers in one area of the city alone, and thousands of individuals from around the world come to...

From the Field | Reaching the Streets of Pattaya

I’m continuing my journey on to Pattaya, Thailand—a beautiful coastal city . . . and home to an estimated 30-50,000 sex workers. It’s hard to imagine that this relatively small city is one of the sex capitals of the world. In fact, this is where Thailand’s sex tourism...

From the Field | An Alternative for Banchara Girls

The Banchara are an impoverished tribal group that make up part of India’s lowest-caste system. But they’re known specifically for one thing: child prostitution. I know. Your knee-jerk reaction after reading that was probably the same as mine. How can this be? As...

Light in the Darkness | From the Field

Over the next few days, please join me on a journey . . . thousands of miles away from the cool, clean, comfortable shores of America. I’m going to regions in our world where few people are willing to look beyond what’s broken, destitute, and needy . . . where too...

We Are the Lucky Ones

Many years ago, I sat in the corner of my basement every night on my very big computer and typed their names . . . Balakishan, Mamta, Marina, Anna, and many more. I wrote profiles about where they were from, how old they were, unique things about their personalities,...
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