What Good People Have Done

by Roo on September 30, 2014

in SE Asia, storytelling, thinky face

A little over two months ago, in a post called Write About Her, I recounted my experience witnessing undercover investigators in action in a rural brothel in SE Asia. I wrote about Hana, a 20 year old who, along with a few others, had been hard-trafficked over the border, passports stolen, and forced to have sex with strangers.

Got this email earlier today.


Additionally, 51 Semiproper readers have committed to supporting this same investigative team monthly, giving them another $20k+ a year to do battle in the fight to end sex trafficking, on top of one-time donations that will go to purchasing equipment for the team.

“Good people need to go where bad people go to make a difference.”

Thanks for being the good people.







This is How I Feel, Volume 69

September 26, 2014
This is How I Feel, Volume 69

If you’re new here (hello!), This is How I Feel happens on Fridays, reflecting my deep, deep love of GIFs and dumb captions. ___________________________________ When a friend’s Facebook status has over 60 comments under it. ___________________________________ When I’m trying to get my friends to stay up past 11 and go dancing.

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Reading Material: Great Reads and a Cool Cover

September 25, 2014

Each week, I compile a small collection of stuff I wrote, read, tried, watched, and ate (pizza while sitting on my countertop, like an animal). On Adweek, Pampers Gives Mom a Sweet Surprise On Their Baby’s First Birthday. The emotions on the mothers’ faces are all really lovely. Urban Outfitters is being really lame (again), […]

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Women in Business and Leaning On This Pillow Right Here

September 23, 2014

This past week has been sort of a whirlwind. I’m self-employed and I have my hands in a few pots (Is that the saying? What does that mean again?), all related to writing, but sometimes work includes travel. I spent a few days in Baltimore and a few days in Atlanta and now I’m back […]

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What’s Your Favorite Charity / Non-Profit / NGO?

September 16, 2014
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I get a lot of emails from awesome nonprofits and charities who would like for me to promote them. In order to not dilute my efficacy, I limit the amount I partner with each year, but I’m always a little sad because there are so many cool ones out there. A friend emailed me because she […]

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