On Monday Cyntoia Brown was awarded clemency after serving 15 years in prison. At the age of 16, Cyntoia killed a man that had purchased her for sex. Recently her case has come into the light and has gotten traction from those in all spheres, including politicians, the average American, and celebrities. Though this case is heartbreaking, we are seeing clemency granted, awareness raised, and there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Here at Love True, we are encouraged by the outcome of this hearing. Even though it has taken years of work, Cyntoia is being seen and her story heard. The case has shown more light on the issue and the victims that are often hidden. To us, it shows that there are people out there that care about seeing trafficking victims protected and cared for.
It took people who cared for Cyntoia to be granted clemency. Lawyers had to care enough to get involved in her case and be her legal representation. People around the country cared enough to sign petitions, like the one we shared on our social media. And the Governor of Tennessee had to care about seeing justice for this woman. It took a lot of people caring about Cyntoia for her to be granted clemency and we hope that those people will continue to care.
There are more victims of sex trafficking out there like Cyntoia. More people who need help. That is why it is important to not only be involved when big cases like this come around but all of the time. It is only if people care to see sex trafficking ended in the US that it will be ended. Be encouraged, this granting of clemency is a step in the right direction. We have hope to be hearing more stories of redemption like this and then one day not at all because trafficking will be ended.
We hope that you will continue to care about making a difference and ending sex trafficking. It will only end because people like you care enough to work towards it. If you would like to become more involved and be part of the solution please email firstname.lastname@example.org.