I rise. Because breaking the silence breaks the cycle.
He leaned over my table looking at the seat next to me but never sitting. I didn’t invite him to, but I listened. I always listen.
Today I stand up and take note of the world we live in, of my heart that’s changed, and of hope that screams a battle cry in the distance.
“Barbed-Wire Butterflies is a gritty tale of a most unlikely heroine and her struggle against greed, corruption and indifference.” – Huffington Post
More and more as I talk about the issue, I am hearing that people are becoming increasingly aware of the problem.
There are people in all parts of the world who don’t know they are slaves.
At the very beginning of this year I sat down determined to write and complete my first novel.