• Bring Back Our Girls
  • Cheryl Boyce
Bring Back Our Girls
Hey! Can you believe it's Thursday already? Next stop, LONG WEEKEND! I am totally looking forward to it. I've worked the last 18 days straight at our new location in a mall.
Thus far, we have met some really awesome people. So many of them wanting to know what can be done to help bring back the kidnapped girls in Nigeria.
My answer to that question is , I don't know. I wish I did, but I don't. That being said, there are a few things that I think we can do. I don't know how it can help those specific girls, but we can make a difference in changing culture by protecting and helping rescue all those currently being exploited in the human trafficking industry. This situation is causing the world to finally wake up to the reality of human/ sex trafficking. Now is our time to step and up, and create change. We are not helpless. Together we are powerful.

1) Use the hashtag #bringbackourgirls. I know it screams of "slack-tivism". However, some people still don't know what is happening and this is raising awareness. It is also causing pressure on governments to do something on behalf of the outcry by their citizens. Let's keep the pressure up.

2) Support organizations that are in place to rescue the victims of sex trafficking. For us that organization is www.thea21campaign.org. They not only have safe houses, but they work with prosecutors to go after the traffickers. They also are incredible at raising awareness and partnering with other organizations to create change.

3) Here it is. I am going to go ahead and point to Freedom Culture. I am doing it, because I truly believe it is part of the solution. The fact that there is a demand for exploited people in the sex industry is a culture problem. Every time you purchase something from Freedom Culture not only is a portion of the sale donated towards ending human trafficking, but you now become a walking billboard for the Freedomize movement. We are responsible for the culture we live in. Wearing clothing that stands for freedom, opens doors to have a conversation you may not have had otherwise or to just be apart of changing the consciousness around you. It's a big deal.

4) Encourage, empower and lift up everyone around you, regardless of how different they are from you. These little girls were stolen because an extremist group believes that they aren't worthy of an education, amongst other oppressive beliefs. So let's be the opposite. Let's encourage little girls everywhere to be whatever they dream of, protect them and empower them.

So that's what I think so far. If you have other suggestions or ways we can make a difference, don't hold back. Let's bring the change!

For Freedom,

Cheryl Boyce
Chief Freedomizer
  • Cheryl Boyce

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