I attended an impressive event yesterday put on by a locally founded organization who is making an international impact, the Women Like Us Foundation. Their Women Like Us tea was held at the gorgeous Scottish Rite Cathedral in downtown Indianapolis and was a great success. Full of fun vendors, silent auction items galore, and lovely people surrounding it all, the engagement also came with a heart-heavy topic. Money was being raised for human trafficking, and they raised our awareness that this is happening to minors, including our children here in the United States.
I’ve never considered myself an activist per say. What I do consider myself is an activist of life! And yesterday’s event has inspired me to put words to this. I’m also not big on separating people and topics per their sex, race, etc. Why don’t we more often come together as human beings? Perhaps that shift is coming. I can tell you one thing, this is a topic that demands that coming together! The magnificent speakers yesterday and stories they shared highlighted that human trafficking is not a foreign problem, it is an across the world problem. Men and women come together to love and protect our children!
Life is so precious. At the event, an adult spoke of her experience being trafficked from a very early age. Yes, she has many scars and remembers her experience everyday. And she also says “yes” to life. She shows up to love the children who are being exposed to the same perversions she experienced. She rescues them and teaches them how to forgive and how to love themselves and others. She is an activist of life! She believes and has hope for others who do not have hope for themselves. She shows up so they may choose something different when they don’t know that choice is even there. As human beings, we desire love and someone to believe in us. And that applies to all walks of life.
I ask you, “How are you an activist of life?” It starts day-to-day by being the greatest version of you. You impact life by raising your consciousness and sharing your love with those around you. You impact life by not turning your back on a difficult situation in front of you, but rather showing up and shining your loving light on the people and situation. As a parent, you educate your children on self-care and honor. You enlighten them to understand, not to scare. You engage them in being their best selves. You show them how not to turn their back by speaking up in frightful situations.
Love all children. Love all people. Be an activist of life!!
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