The statistics make you sick. The news articles get you fired up. The conversation about it brings out your passion. There is
about sex trafficking. Personally, it's deeply affected the direction of my collegiate studies + my photojournalistic passion. Yet, the most f r u s t r a t i n g factor is caring about sex trafficking in our world sometimes leaves you with no where to go, trapped inside a whirlwind encircling you as you toss + turn in bed, as you try to figure out what to do with it.
Amanda Tromp, 23, holds a kindred spirit on this topic. "Four years ago, I watched the first documentary I’d ever seen on sex trafficking, called Sex Plus Money. It was just a hard + super serious documentary to watch, + afterwards I was really impacted by it, cried a lot, + said to someone next to me, “I want to do something about this”. Time passed, I never did anything about it, watched another documentary, balled my eyes out, said I was gonna do something about it, never did anything".
Until she did. While on a mission trip in Nepal, she went on a justice tour through the brothels of Kathmandu's red light district. Once again, she said, "I have to do something about this". That's when she came up with an idea. She came back to America, did a lot of research, found some organizations, + began bringing women together to learn about sex trafficking. Together, they contribute to the fight from her living room. .
This is for all the passionate people who want nothing more than to see sex trafficking end forever. Scroll through the Q + A photo story to see how Amanda took action.