I remember the moment I awoke to the awareness that I was an abolitionist. I was in a small hot room in 2002 on the other side of the world. I stood watching girls (former slaves) dance and celebrate life. This is what woke me up, the sound of laughter and celebration, the sound of hope. A person who believes the world can change must be a person who knows how to celebrate. We, at Love146, invite celebration.
It has been one year today.
One year since the doors opened at the Round Home. One year since girls entered laughing and singing. One year since this healing place was called Home. A full year of celebrations - We've celebrated the passing of exams for college, admissions into new schools, the reuniting of girls with their families, and this summer we will be celebrating a wedding. We have stood in awe of the newfound courage in girls who have faced their traffickers in courtrooms. And we have welcomed new girls into our Love146 family who are just beginning their journey toward recovery.
And guess what? We celebrate because of you too.
From each of us at Love146, thank you for your hands, feet, wallets, voices. For your abolitionist hearts and strength to stand in the fray. Lets celebrate today.