It might seem too obvious to suggest, let alone write a whole blog about it, but the victim of systems of trauma, such as human trafficking, will find no healing in yet another system of trauma. What that re-traumatizing system looks like might not be so obvious.
Fewer and fewer people in our society can take comfort that trauma is someone else’s problem. A study reported in the August 4, 2019 Los Angeles Times makes it clear that another person’s trauma should be very much our concern. In fact, as demonstrated in recent mass shootings, it could become a matter of life and death.
It’s finally August – meaning our Development Team is in full-on planning mode for Voices of Freedom, our largest fundraiser of the year! Read on for the top 3 reasons YOU should attend Voices of Freedom 2019.
What provides meaning in your life? Remembering it might save you confusion, discontent, and detours.
The big news of the week is the human sex trafficking indictment of billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein out of the United States Attorney’s office in New York City. Click to read more!
“…more and more, I’m convinced that the greatest thing we do is show up, pour out love, and provide hope despite it all.”
When you give money to End Slavery Tennessee, you make an active choice to confront human trafficking – an act that has both emotional and financial cost to you.
The next time you feel overwhelmed by the “tyranny of choice”—what food to eat, movie to watch, job to pursue, shoes to wear, where to travel, whether to say “no” to a request, or how to respond to that jerk who cut you off in traffic—pause and give thanks for that freedom of choice, and use it well. And remember those who finally have a safe place to gradually emerge from their own twilight zone.
“While nearly everyone had told me that having a child would change my life, I had not considered the ways it would change my work.”
Click to read more about our staff member, and recent mother, Chelsea, and what she’s learned from survivors about motherhood.