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.
 

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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.

 

 

 

 

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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

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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

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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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