Thank you once again to Rebecca of Singing in His Name for allowing me to borrow this dress!! This dress was a bit big on me but with the belt it fit lovely. It was very comfortable and I loved the tiny flowers all over it. I’ll be explaining what’s up with the rabbit doll in a second. I borrowed it from my parents (their long-time friend handmade it!). My friend gave me the necklace and the hairclip is from Lila-Jo, as usual!
Reason why I’m doing this #5:
Nearly 4 years ago I attended a “Freedom Fair” that I was invited to (not really knowing what it was about). The main organization involved had a display table set up. They were called Love146 and had just changed their name (from Justice For Children – I think). It is because of that freedom fair that I learned about human trafficking and became passionate about finding justice for victims of slavery. Love146 has my heartstrings.
I believe little girls should be playing with dolls and gaining an education instead of being forced into prostitution and told to look sexy to gain customers. Yet, this is happening all throughout the world!!!
Children in various parts of the world who are very young are sometimes displayed, sitting in rooms seen through peepholes. They are numbered and then chosen by men to satisfy them sexually. They are not even seen as worth having a name but as a commodity. Love146 wants to take hold of those who are labeled as a number and give them real love and hope for their lives, because they are precious treasures. Love146 places female child victims of sexual slavery into safe-houses to help restore their lives and empower them to gain confidence and reintegrate them so that they will not be put back into sexual slavery and exploitation again. Since most of these children are very young, all they know in life is abuse. It takes a lot of work and a few years for them to feel a sense of freedom. Love146 teaches them, gives them medical treatment, and helps them through art, gardening, and dance therapy (they even have an awesome tree house they can hang out in for therapy).
“I looked up in the dictionary what the word ‘innocent’ means and it means ‘purity of heart’, ‘freedom from guilt or fault’, ‘blameless’. I think children who have been exploited and hurt and broken are still innocent. They haven’t lost their innocence. I don’t even think their innocence has been stolen from them. I believe they’re still innocent the way children should be….These children are not saying ‘We don’t have a voice.’ they’re just saying, ‘We’re not being heard.’… So our job is to really amplify their voice…I’m in this process of learning a new language, a language of hope. The interesting thing is that it is children who are teaching me that.” -Rob Morris, President/Co-Founder of Love146.org