Laura King wrote -
Join me and my incredible yoga friends and help put an end to the sex trafficking of woman and children in India.
Sex trafficking horrifies everyone.
However, most of us don’t know much about this $32 billion criminal industry, which enslaves women and children for sex.
Part of the success of this business is that it’s hidden. Hidden by corrupt police officers and society’s shame, hard facts and stories can be hard to come by. But we do have some. And part of the solution to working against this criminal trade is to expose and discuss the facts that we do know.
The more we engage in dialogue and spread the word, the more we can support groups working hard to free and rehabilitate victims. The more access these groups have to the industry, the more knowledge we’ll have to expose it. Knowledge often translates into action. It did for me.
The more I learned about sex trafficking, the clearer it became that I had to do something. This fall, I founded the Yoga Freedom Project, an organization dedicated to uniting the yoga community around the issue of sex trade. Through events and education campaigns, we mobilize the yoga community to raise funds for anti-trafficking organizations that we strongly believe in, engage the community in dialogue about the issues and facts, and use the healing tools we have as yoga practitioners to work with survivors.