|*Please note the contents of this video may be emotionally disturbing and not appropriate for anyone under 13. But it's a little girl's real life story. Click the picture above to watch the video.|
This is not okay. That's obvious.
When I watch stories like this, something inside my heart begins to swell. First with anger and confusion, how could this really be happening?! Then sadness and grief set in, I want to hold that sweet girl and tell her I'm sorry and that she is loved, precious, and valued. Last, I feel helplessness, this issue is way too monstrous for a 23-year-old girl like me to make a difference.
But that's just not true. There is something I can do.
I can tell my little part of the world about this horrific form of 21st-century slavery. I can raise money to fund organizations that are preventing, rescuing, and restoring girls pulled, saved, and booted from this disgusting industry. I can help prevent girls from desperately running into sex trafficking by teaching the ones in my life that they are valued, loved, and cherished as they are. It's not a lot. But it is something! And you can do something too.
-Give $5, $10, or $24 in honor of my 24th birthday. (We only need $944 more!)
-Tweet or Facebook about this post to spread the word about Love146
-Learn more about what exactly sex trafficking looks like in our culture
-Talk to the girls in your life about these issues. I'll do my part, you do yours, and together we can change the world. I promise.
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About Julianna Morlet
Julianna Morlet is the girl behind the lifestyle blog, The Girl That Sings. Her blog is focused on her journey as a homemade singer, writer, speaker. If she could sum up who she is in one sentence it'd be, "A visionary idealist who wishes to conquer the world before her 25th birthday." She is the eldest of six children, and is being well-seasoned and fashioned by this life. From sexual abuse, to a blended family, to a baby sister with leukemia, to college in the mid-west and her journey as a homemade singer and worship leader, she has been led to a faith in God that cannot be shaken. You can find her at juliannamorlet.com, Facebook, and Twitter.
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