Cyntoia Brown Granted Clemency

Cyntoia Brown was granted clemency, and her release is set for August 7th! Cyntoia was arrested at the age of 16, she is now 30, and is currently incarcerated at the Tennessee Prison for Women. She has said a pimp named “Kut Throat” forced her into prostitution and that this is what eventually...

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To Adopt A Brothel

Written by Annika Bergen Originally published in the September 2018 issue of Citizen magazine. HUMAN TRAFFICKING. It's an intimidating term. According to the Global Slavery Index of 2016, an estimated 40.3 million people are trafficked around the world—and a huge percentage are women who are exploited sexually. With such high...

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Is Harvey Weinstein A Sex Trafficker?

A judge ruled that Harvey Weinstein can be sued for violating federal sex-trafficking law. A young actress claims he coerced her to engage in sex acts with him in exchange for a false promise of a movie role. The judge said this case could fall under the sex-trafficking law, which makes it...

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The Power of A Story

By Joe Madison Presenter & Trainer with Love People Not Pixels & Volunteer with Elijah Rising “Do you ever still look at porn?” Stunned, he stared at the words and arrived at a crossroads. He couldn’t lie one more time, he was sick of it. So instead he typed out...

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Reaching Russia’s Exploited

Vanessa Forbes, Intervention Coordinator, for Elijah Rising spent two weeks in Moscow for 24/7 prayer and intervention for women who have been trafficked. She spent two weeks with her team loving on the women being trafficked and offering them an exit from a life of exploitation. Russia is known as...

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Mothers Are A Force To Be Reckoned With

Photo by Leanna Cox, Light Inspired Portraits Written By Vanessa Forbes Motherhood is amazing, exhausting, daunting, precious, tireless, often underappreciated and overburdened and one of the most important roles we play in life. We have a crucial responsibility in how our children understand concepts like empathy, joy, forgiveness, respect, and...

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