Tuesday, April 9, 2013


Did you know there are more slaves today than ever before?

27 million men, women, and children are enslaved in 161 countries AT THIS VERY MOMENT. 80% are female. 50% are children. They are sold for $90 or less.[1]

I take this very personally. I have three daughters who lead a beautiful life full of love. But even though I think they are very special, there is nothing about them that is more deserving of freedom than 27 million souls in living hell at this very moment. I learn that the average age of trafficking victims is 12 years old[2] and I see Katelyn. I see the statistic that every two minutes a child is prepared for sexual exploitation[2] and I think of Ember. I read that 100,000 American children are exploited through pornography and prostitution every year[3] and I hold Evelyn a little closer. This is happening NOW, and it is happening HERE.

If you know a child, you should take this personally. If you know a teenage girl, you should take this personally. And to get even more confrontational, if you’ve ever watched pornography, visited a strip club, or paid for sex, you should take this personally – you have most likely supported modern slavery.[3] Indifference is not an option.


Awareness is the #1 tool to eradicate slavery. Use social media. Everyone should know about it, be sickened, and take action. Contact your local and national representatives and make sure they know we will not tolerate this any longer.


[1] http://enditmovement.com/ “Facts” section