Category Archives for : Interviews
Ratana describes her self as “happy, maybe overly happy, and bubbly.” She is a 19 year old student, full of confidence and excited about her future. She has been studying at Chiang Mai University, one of the best universities in Thailand, for about a month. However, she hasn’t always been this way. As a child, Ratana was shy and introverted..
It’s Everywhere Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or taking a break from media, an important practice for maintaining sanity these days), you’ve probably heard of Harvey Weinstein. Co-founder, with his brother Bob, of Miramax, Weinstein was a major Hollywood player for years, producing huge films, such as Pulp Fiction and Good Will Hunting, and hit tv shows, such.
About two years ago, Lisa Winterfeldt offered to volunteer with The Freedom Story, and in doing so, created a new and vital role in our organization. She served as International Liaison, the link between our two offices, helping facilitate communication across the globe. She has been instrumental not only in her function as ambassador between two offices (and thus two.
Lucy McCray, our new International Liaison, helps coordinate communication between our U.S. and Thailand based offices. Based in Chiang Rai, she first heard of trafficking issues in 2008, and started off volunteering with various anti-trafficking organizations soon after. In 2013 she did an internship with International Justice Mission at their headquarters in Washington, DC. Discovering how much she enjoyed working.
Ever since I read Justin Dillon’s book A Selfish Plan to Change the World, I’ve been struck by this quote: “When some charity organizations use desperation to convince us to give, they miss the full potential of who we are by focusing only on our potential donation…. I don’t think it’s unreasonable to want to feel needed beyond my donation..
Last year, the Lange family generously opened up their home for one of our students to stay for a week. For Boonta, one of our university students who hopes to study in the US and one day teach English to others in her village, it was an opportunity to practice her English speaking skills and gain exposure to a different.
Today, we are excited to share with you a newly released book! Lauded as energizing, infecting, exciting, and inspirational by personages ranging from Kevin Bales to CNN execs, as well as business leaders and Obama administration officials combating trafficking, Justin Dillon’s new book, A Selfish Plan to Change the World, is a call to action to imbue our lives with.
A guest post by Lisa Winterfeldt Can you imagine if you didn’t have documentation for the country where you were born? Imagine if you didn’t have citizenship and therefore you were limited in where you could travel, what you could study, what job you could pursue. You are a child with dreams to study to become a doctor or lawyer, but.
An interview with Pastor Eugene Cho, founder of One Day’s Wages When we talk about child sex trafficking and try to raise awareness and concern to combat the problem, a current underlying the conversation swirls around notions of worthiness: a conversation about who “deserves” help. It’s an assumption underpinning the delineation between child and adult sex workers, that children are.
A guest post by Lisa Winterfeldt Recently, we published a blog post on the connection between mental health and prevention in which Amm Chutima, a professional in the field of counseling and holistic care in Thailand, outlined the major challenges to adequate care in mental health. One of the biggest challenges she mentioned counselors and psychologists face in Thailand is the prejudice against.