“An Educated Woman is a Worthless Prostitute.”

What a powerful event. This was more than an opportunity to buy more stuff.  This was a group of people, using their purchasing power to help rescue communities from sexual slavery.  It wasn’t only about women.  It was about providing families with safe communities,women with fair wages and fighting poverty. It was about educating women so that they could become “worthless prostitutes”.

Wendy, our Freedom Fighter, shared stories that had me on the verge of tears. Stories of thousands of prostitutes, some younger than anyone would like to know. Families stuck in a generational cycle of selling bodies, breaking free for the first time. We heard about a pastor and his accidental move into the Red Light District.

His “accident” has led to the rescue of hundreds of women and their families through an organization called Freeset.  We heard of women just showing up looking for safety, redemption. We heard of the International Justice Mission and their undercover operations that rescue slaves all over the world while seeking justice for their captors.

We learned. We shopped. We laughed a little. I hope everyone who came left knowing just enough to grasp the importance of ending modern day slavery.

What a powerful event.

We ate fruit and hearty blueberry muffins with our coffee and tea. Wendy, our Freedom Fighter, shared stories that had me on the verge of tears. Stories of thousands of prostitutes, some younger than anyone would like to know. Families stuck in a generational cycle of selling bodies, breaking free for the first time. We heard about a pastor and his accidental move into the Red Light District.

His “accident” has led to the rescue of hundreds of women and their families through an organization called Freeset.  We heard of women just showing up looking for safety, redemption. We heard of the International Justice Mission and their undercover operations that rescue slaves all over the world while seeking justice for their captors.

We learned. We shopped. We laughed a little and I think many of us had tears.  I hope everyone who came left knowing just enough to grasp the importance of ending modern day slavery.

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If you weren’t able to make it, we are still accepting orders online until March 3rd, 2012. Just remember to put Wendy Watson down as your Freedom Fighter!

Help to educate your friends by throwing your own party!  Leave a comment here or send an email to motherflippinblog@gmail.com for more information.

Thank you to all who stopped by! It was lovely to catch up with friends new and old.

Sincerely,

Tashmica

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