One of the highlights of the day (aside from going through a Taco Tunnel for lunch and U2 covered by a harpist), was the moving (literally) presentation by Stacy Sims.
Stacy explains why it is important to connect with & be aware of our bodies every day
I met Stacy last November with the intent to share the vision of this documentary. We have a few friends in common and they had urged me to contact her. Why? Because she does what I hope this film inspires everyone to do: Use who you are and what you do everyday to help end sex slavery. Stacy uses her wisdom about movement and the mind/body connection to help people step into a full sense of themselves, enabling them to move forward with confidence in who they are and pursue bigger dreams. She does this with all types of people. And she does this with victims of sex trafficking.
How will this help end sex trafficking? Stacy has traveled to Cambodia to work with the young women rescued from sex slavery in the Transitions after care homes, aptly called Dream Homes. After years of being raped for profit at the hands of their traffickers, these young women have coped by disconnecting from their bodies and their dreams of a better life. They have disconnected from hope. Stacy works with them to help them feel safe in their bodies again. It's a complex journey of healing they have to navigate. But once they feel safe and connected to their bodies, they can pursue their true dreams with creative inspiration. They begin to stop thinking that returning to their pimp is their only option. And THAT stops traffickers in their tracks.
Stacy, thanks for generously sharing your life and wisdom with others. I am blessed to know you and consider you a partner in ending human trafficking!