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Sex Trafficking: The Plight of Boys

One of the reasons I joined Two Wings was because I wanted to be a part of a cause that serves young women who had been mistreated by men. Mistakenly, I assumed that young women were the only ones who suffered the plight of domestic sex trafficking. I soon learned that there are boys and young men who suffer in silence.

The Connection Between Adult Entertainment and Sex Trafficking

According to the National Human Trafficking Center, in 2016, they recorded 5,551 cases of sex trafficking in the United States. Sex trafficking venues vary but there is one industry that may be enabling sex trafficking, and that is adult entertainment.

An Exciting Way to Travel that Gives Back!

Justin Grado is one of the founders of www.faithstay.net. He along with Amanda Reta and Sherrod Taylor started this organization out of a core belief that hospitality and hosting are a big part of Christian culture…

Our Allies on The Road: How Truck Drivers in America are Saving Lives

Domestic sex trafficking is happening right in front of our eyes. It is for this reason that Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) is taking a proactive stance against the sex trade. Learn about the signs of domestic sex trafficking and just like our truck drivers you too can help save lives!

The Power of Story

Each time a survivor shares their story it requires a great deal of courage and bravery. The first time I shared my story I was very emotional. But as time passed I felt empowered, and proud that I was able to help others find freedom…

Modern Slave – A film by Dan Sima

Modern Slave is a film written by Spencer Currie and Dan Sima about a young girl in Los Angeles fighting to escape sex trafficking. We had an opportunity to interview Dan and find out more about what motivated them to write this film and how he became aware of the realities of trafficking in the Los Angeles area…

Introducing Maria Sörman Kumar…

Maria was born and raised in Sweden.  She met her husband while working on community development in the Himalaya Mountains in India.  Maria holds a degree in Anthropology and raises two children from their home in Sweden. Maria developed a vision of starting a...

The Truth About Cantina-Based Sex Trafficking

Imagine dreaming about a better life.  You sometimes go to bed hungry or cold.  Every morning, you look for a job, but every night you come home empty-handed.  You are only 15; but, you are expected to help your family. As you walk through the streets of your...

Survivor Story: Rebecca Bender

Rebecca Bender was born and raised in a small town in Oregon. She was an achiever, doing well in both academics and sports. She met a man who took an interest in her. She began dating him and after 6 months they decided to move in together. Everything seemed fine until they moved to Las Vegas…

Our Year in Review

In 2016 we provided 108 hours of job training, 7 employment opportunities, 1 continued education opportunity, and 7 mentorships…

A Season of Joy and Reflection

Christmas is a time to rejoice in all the good that exists in our world.  Some of us may get to reunite with loved ones we have not seen in a while.  We have the opportunity to show the people within our trusted circle how much we appreciate them.  To be showered with...

What Legal Options Do Sex Trafficking Survivors Have?

The Criminal Section of the Civil Rights Division offers services to survivors of civil rights abuses including sex trafficking. Witness or victim coordinators are available to give support with accessing services such as housing, case management, counseling, and medical care…

Why is a Woman Valuable?

I am a survivor of abuse. The messages I received in life based on my experiences were that my value was in my sexuality, the size and shape of my body, and the things I owned. What I have learned over the years about the value of a woman is so completely different from what I believed as a child…

What does it mean to be a man?

“We raise boys to become men whose very identity is based on rejecting the feminine and then we are surprised when they don’t see women as being fully human. So we set them up…to grow into men who disrespect women at the fundamental level and then we wonder why we...

Survivor’s Ink

Today we would like to highlight the story of Jennifer Kempton, founder of www.survivorsink.org

Last month I found myself awake at 2:30am. This happens to me several times a month. I suspect it is a symptom of PTSD. When I find myself awake and anxious I usually start reading scriptures and inspirational words online, to help me settle my mind and process whatever trauma memory is trying to find an outlet. This time I ran across a website called Survivor’s Ink…

Congratulations to Our Summer Cohort!

We are excited to share with you that on August 28th, our most recent Cohort graduated from the 3 month Qualified program! We gathered together to share memories, hear speeches, and whole-heartedly congratulate the participants.

Here are a few words from one of our graduates…

How to Protect Yourself and Your Family from Internet Predators

When I googled ‘Backpage,’ a short description appeared and it read: “Free classified ads with photos. Find houses and apts for rent, personals, jobs, cats and dogs for sale.” At first glance, it does not indicate that you may rent people at a price. Until recently I...

Tika’s Story

I was born to a military father and a housewife at West Point Military Academy. We relocated to California when I was 3 years old. Living in drug and gang infested South Central, and because of my father's battle with drug addiction, I was traumatized by my...

Learning to Cope

Sometimes when we experience pain we begin to shield ourselves from the world.  Our instinct is to build an imaginary brick wall so that no one can hurt us again – or so we hope.  From past experiences, we learn to recognize the antagonists in our lives.  We associate...