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Sticks and Stones

We all know the old adage “sticks and stones may break my bones, but…” [you just filled in the rest without me even asking you to]. We also know that statement couldn’t be further from the truth. Words bring life and words bring death, they build up and they tear down. Even now, I’m certain you can recall a moment when someone’s words gave you the strength you needed at just the right time. On the flip side, I’m sure you can think of a time that words did the opposite. Words have power. When you think of this concept in the context of sex trafficking, it takes on a whole new, and frighteningly literal, tone. For the young women...

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