At this very moment there are millions of women and children around the world enslaved in the global sex-trade—the world’s second largest “industry” at over $9 billion dollars annually.
This makes me physically sick.
What’s even worse…we as a society have the power to stop it, to end slavery & save lives, but simply sit idle and refuse to be bothered. We turn a blind eye.
but not The Blind Project. A collective of individuals, all volunteers and no paid staff, have banded together to abolish the commercial sex-trade in Southeast Asia.
The sex-trade is growing daily. I know it’s easy to read a single sentence and let it’s impact pass you by, but please don’t let this be a blanket statement.
break it down: slavery, rape, abuse, poverty, pain, suffering, desperation are increasing every day.
it’s scary and overwhelming, yes, but knowledge is power.
I first heard about this organization after reading an article about AnnaLynne McCord, a Georgia native now starring on the television show 90210, who works diligently alongside The Blind Project. She may be a “celebrity,” but there are few individuals in Hollywood, especially young celebs, who are dedicated to using their status to empower others. She’s a true inspiration.
just as AnnaLynne said, The Blind Project wants you to open your eyes.
The global sex-trade is not an issue that happens half way around the world, it also happens in this very country. Slavery is not a thing of the past, it’s happening as you read this and that’s unacceptable.
I dare you to become aware—I dare you to open your eyes. A documentary called Call + Response opened mine like nothing before, perhaps you’ll take some time to check it out for yourself.
through eyes wide open, M.