For one year, I am committing to donating half of the profits from all of my photography services to International Justice Mission’s work in anti-human trafficking.
The cry of my heart is to join the global movement to end the institution of human slavery, and this is my unique response – this is how I choose to use my talents and gifts to aid in this battle.
If this commitment calls to you, please help me reach my goal of raising $5,000 toward anti-trafficking efforts. ‘Like’ my fanpage, share my website & commitment with friends and co-workers, and of course, consider treating yourself to a well-deserved photoshoot.
There are an estimated 27 million slaves in the world today – more than at any other point in human history. Nearly 2 million children are exploited in the commercial sex industry. A young woman is promised a well-paying job in France as a childcare worker, and is instead drugged and lost in a brothel in Germany. A massage parlor in the U-district is busted as a secret prostitution ring. These things are happening halfway around the world and in our own backyards. If we don’t fight back, our children will be victim to the same mentality that our actions don’t matter.
To learn about human trafficking: http://www.ijm.org/ourwork/injusticetoday
Where the money will go: http://www.ijm.org/ourwork/southeastasia
My commitment: Any shoots that take place between June 7, 2011 and June 7, 2012 will be tracked, and half of the profits from those shoots will be donated to IJM’s efforts in Southeast Asia, where IJM staff work on the frontlines to bring rescue and relief to victims of sexual violence, including trafficked women and children, and to prosecute their perpetrators.
In life, we hold the keys to so many doors, but we’re so afraid to open them – to admit that we might very well be the only one who can open them. We’re all in this together, let’s make a difference.
I’ll leave off with this quote:
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.” – Marianne Williamson