I have had a long standing interest in the world and its people. From the time I was old enough to read, I would look at my aunt’s globe and marvel at the immensity of it all. “How are the people in Mongolia different from the people in Argentina?”, I would wonder. I have since learned that people around the world are not so different, with one grave exception: the treatment of women. Throughout most of the lesser developed world, women are treated as second-class citizens. In the worst but very common cases, women and young girls from poor families are forced into the sex industry through lies, manipulation, and violence.
The plight of the world’s women weighs on me. I feel it is every safe and secure person’s duty to look out for those who are endangered and exploited, and I want to do my part. Therefore, if I could earn a living doing anything in the world, I would advocate for and spread the word of the underprivileged women of the world. I would connect with those families with a high chance of losing their daughters to slavers and raise money to break the family’s poverty cycle and promote education. I would also visit brothels into which so many women have already been coerced, taking pictures and recording stories to share with the world. Sex slavery needs to be a global issue, and someone has to get the word out.