Monday's Movers & Shakers

Monday is here again and here to stay whether we like it or not, folks! I’m still on a Walk for Freedom adrenaline rush from this past weekend. That’s one of my favorite things about it and the fact that it comes around every year. If for some reason life has happened and I’ve lost my focus and my passion in the chaos of the day-to-day, Walk For Freedom shows up every single October to bring me back.

And guess what! The great news is that (like I said up there) it comes around every October! So if you didn’t get a chance to walk or donate this year, mark your calendars for October 19, 2019!

And here’s what you can do in the meantime:
  • Make yourself aware. 
  • Get educated. 
  • Share what you know.
Don’t underestimate any of the above.

Today we’re sharing with you some of our favorite freedom fighting friends and their social media accounts so you can do just that. I know that I’m endlessly inspired by each of these people and projects and I’m forever learning something new from them—ways I can keep fighting!

A21
We’ve shared an awful lot about these guys this month, but that is for good reason. Started by Christine Cane after she was gripped by a missing child poster in a Greek airport, this global organization has covered so much ground in just ten short years. They focus on raising up abolitionists in the twenty first century (get it—A21) educating and spreading the word about the issue, PREVENTION, aftercare and restoration for survivors and prosecution of traffickers. I cannot say enough amazing things about A21 and the way they have empowered me to take action. Follow them on Instagram for amazing educational facts and statistics as well as real time rescue stories and survivor testimonies. Or check out their website (A21.org) to get some awesome swag and see how you can start fighting for freedom today.


Exodus Cry 
I haven’t followed these guys for too long, but I certainly love what I’m seeing so far. Another organization dedicated to ending modern day slavery and funding all sorts of cool and creative things to make it happen. They have lots of inspiring and informative stories on their website that are sure to get you moving and shaking. go.exoduscry.com


Be Her Freedom
I’m getting all choked up just thinking about this one. What’s not to love about women supporting and empowering women. It’s like our favorite here at For Glory and Beauty—and that’s precisely what is happening over on this account. You can find them on Instagram as behers.org.au/ “Be Hers” and online as www.behers.org.au. These women are recognizing their own freedom as a responsibility to fight for women who have been stripped of theirs. I love following along with their lovely approaches and partnerships and watching as women team up with women to stand up for justice. Definitely worth a follow! You won’t regret it!


End it Movement
Pretty simple and self explanatory here. Just remember this: ❌ These guys are committed to education and awareness—spreading the word far and wide that slavery still exists and that there’s a generation ready and willing to fight. I particularly love about this account that anyone and everyone is joining their movement. Take a quick scroll through their Insta account and you’ll see everyday people that you’ve never seen before mingled with Ashton Kutcher, Kristen Bell, and other celebs all rocking the red X—all joining together to take a stand.


IJM
My understanding is that International Justice Mission is one of the original freedom fighting orgs. In fact, this year they celebrated TWENTY years of freedom fighting and it was so much fun to follow along and super hard not to be jealous not being at the huge party! These friends know what’s up in this fight and they’re a great resource for learning about the issue and what to do about it.


Project Rescue
These Assemblies of God friends are fighting slavery and sex trafficking in the Red Light Districts all over India and have been for a really long time. David and Beth Grant and their ministry have an extra special place in my heart because for the first time, back in college, I knew that the thing God had broken my heart for had a name and so many faces. I’ll never forget David sharing all about this ministry and handing out copies of Behind the Soiled Curtain—the way I devoured that book and sobbed and got really angry. I think that’s sort of when I knew that I couldn’t ever un-know and that I was in this fight now. You can also find them online at www.projectrescue.com


STOP THE TRAFFIC
This account is a wealth of information! This is a great place to start if you don’t know much at all about human trafficking and also a great resource for someone looking to learn even more than you already know. They have really cool and creative approaches to education and sharing on a tough subject and a lot of great articles surrounding the topic and issue. Find even more of them at www.stopthetraffick.org


Fight the New Drug
Now hang with me here—you might get to this one and be like “woa woa woa! I thought we were talking about human trafficking NOT porn…” That’s what I love about this project. Not only are they focused on exposing pornography as a dangerous “substance” in our culture—as dangerous as hard core drugs actually—they’re also great at educating on the HUGE and heartbreaking connection between pornography and human trafficking. They do so much to show how porn in our culture fuels and funds the human trafficking industry and also how it staffs and exploits those enslaved. This one was an eye opener for me in so many ways! Please check it out before you write me off!


Here are a few more noteworthy accounts you may want to follow on Instagram to stay up with the fight against human slavery:







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