Here is what I know about you.  You come in all shapes and sizes.  You come in all colors and ages.  There is no exception to you.  You might be rich, you might not.  You might be a teacher, a preacher, a coach, a police officer, a counselor, a dad and the list goes on.  What is so sad, is that there is no definite way to describe you, except the fact that you use my body and soul to fulfill your need, caring in no way for me.  Some of you are women, but the majority of you are men.  So today, I’m speaking to you Men.  Please, hear my plea…

 

Do you see me for me?  Do you really know me?

You think you do; but you don’t.

You think I’m just a slut, whore, or ho.  You think it’s my choice to sell my body.  You think I keep all of the money.  You are wrong.  Here is some of the truth about Me.

 

  • Would you change your mind about paying for sex from me if you knew the majority of prostituted people are homeless? Out of 347 responses, 1% of you said you would change your mind.
  • Would you change your mind about paying for sex from me if you knew that the majority of prostituted people are victims of crime? Out of 345 responses, 2% of you said you would change your mind.
  • Would you change your mind about paying for sex if you knew that the majority of prostituted people start at a very young age? Out of 342 responses, 81% of you said you would change your mind.

 

Dear John, I’m asking you and begging you… please change your mind.

 

John, what makes you purchase me?  One in six boys are sexually abused and 75% do not tell.  I bet you are one of them.  Or maybe your daddy was never there for you or said you would never be good enough.  Or maybe you stumbled across pornography and it lead you by the hand down this terrible path.  Or maybe you are lonely.  Either way, I know you are hurting, and today is your day to make a choice.  You are no longer a slave to fear, victimhood or your own desires.  Get the help you need.  Then come back and fight for me.

 

John, I want you to know.  I forgive you.  Now forgive yourself and forgive the others who have hurt you.  I choose not to hate you.  Please choose not to hate me, too.  I believe God can change your heart.  And for that reason, I have hope…

 

You see if you stop buying me, my pimp will stop selling me.  Without demand there is no need for modern day slavery – sex trafficking.

 

 

Dear Non-John and Redeemed-John,

 

Here is what I know about you.  You come in all shapes and sizes.  You come in all colors and ages.  There is no exception to you.  AND it only takes 2.5% of you to change my world.  That’s right, scientifically it is proven – it only takes 2.5% of influentials to change a culture.  Sex Trafficking is an estimated 40 billion dollars per year criminal industry.  In the United States only 10-20% of men purchase sex.  You are the majority, the 80%.  Please change our culture – step up and speak out.  Let men know it is no longer status quo to purchase other humans.  I need you Men of Valor.  Place value on humanity again.  With your voice and your help, we will see the end of demand.

 

 

Sincerely,

The Young Woman Next Door Caught in Slavery

 

 

*The above statistics about prostituted people provided by Christopher Stollar, board member of She Has a Name, speaker at a John School in Ohio, and author of the Black Lens novel.  The research taken from those who attended John School.