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Girls like Us: Fighting for a World Where Girls Are Not for Sale, an Activist Finds Her Calling and Heals Herself

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A deeply moving story by a survivor of the commercial sex industry who has devoted her career to activism and helping other young girls escape the life

At thirteen, Rachel Lloyd found herself caught up in a world of pain and abuse, struggling to survive as a child with no responsible adults to support her. Vulnerable yet tough, she eventually ended up a victim of commercial sexual exploitation. It took time and incredible resilience, but ?nally, with the help of a local church community, she broke free of her pimp and her past.

Three years later, Lloyd arrived in the United States to work with adult women in the sex industry and soon founded her own nonprofit--GEMS, Girls Educational and Mentoring Services--to meet the needs of other girls with her history. She also earned her GED and won full scholarships to college and a graduate program. Today Lloyd is executive director of GEMS in New York City and has turned it into one of the nation's most groundbreaking nonprofit organizations.

In Girls Like Us, Lloyd reveals the dark, secretive world of her past in stunning cinematic detail. And, with great humanity, she lovingly shares the stories of the girls whose lives she has helped--small victories that have healed her wounds and made her whole. Revelatory, authentic, and brave, Girls Like Us is an unforgettable memoir.

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"Girls Like Us" is the riveting story of Lloyd, a survivor of the commercial sex industry turned activist who is devoted to helping other young girls escape the life.

Table of Contents

Prologue — Learning — Risk — Family — Recruitment — Pimps — Johns — Victims — Cops — Staying — Leaving — Relapse — Unlearning — Stigma — Healing — Leadership — Beginnings.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780062105745
Subtitle:
Fighting for a World Where Girls Are Not for Sale, an Activist Finds Her Calling and Heals Herself
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Author:
Lloyd, Rachel
Subject:
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Publication Date:
20110405
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
288

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Biography » General
Biography » Women
Health and Self-Help » Abuse » Child Abuse
History and Social Science » Crime » Criminology
History and Social Science » Law » Divorce and Child Custody
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » Children and Family
History and Social Science » Sociology » General

Girls like Us: Fighting for a World Where Girls Are Not for Sale, an Activist Finds Her Calling and Heals Herself
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