sex trafficking

The One Where I Come Clean

by Laura on August 27, 2012


I’ve written lots over the past year about the realities of sexual slavery and exploitation as we’ve come to witness them from our time in SouthEast Asia. I’ve written about street children and prostitutes and the men who visit them. I’ve told stories about stumbling into one of the worst red-light districts in the world […]


Stop The Candy Shop

by Laura on April 13, 2011

Stop The Candy Shop

This past week I heard another story. Not a pretend, theoretical one about a nameless girl in some country I can’t really locate on a map.  But a real story, about a real girl, sold underage into a brothel, right here. And this girl, this story I rubbed shoulders with this week, is only one […]


A Sad Probably

by Laura on April 18, 2010

Playing at the pool left me feeling sick today.  Sick to my stomach.  Sick to my heart. We were in a hotel in downtown Chiang Mai to celebrate my husband’s birthday.  While I swam with the kids so that Matt could have some time to himself, I met a man in the pool.  He was Australian, and he was […]