DAMN thanks for clicking the link now let me snag 3 minutes of your attention before you start looking at memes-- so I've survived another year and to celebrate I'm asking friends and family to donate to Anti-Slavery International as a birthday present. #IssaDonation
Anti-Slavery International is a non-profit dedicated to fighting modern-day slavery and human trafficking. These have always been two social issues close to my heart (okay yeah obviously I've never been sold into slavery or human trafficking BUT it's happening to 20.9 MILLION people today and there's more slaves in the world today than ever in history and that's beyond fucked up).
You're probably thinking, "But Mandj, I'm a young, poor professional. How will I afford my 17 Lyfts, 12 bougie Starbucks, $50 Orange Theory classes, 30 alcoholic drinks, and my Netflix, Hulu, HBO, iTunes, and Spotify Premium accounts if I donate 10 ENTIRE dollars...?"
Cool, glad you made that arugment! Here's five quick, uplifting facts to ponder on-
1.Between 14,500-17,500 people are trafficked into the U.S. each year. 80% are females and over 50% are children as young as six.
2. The U.S. is a "tier 1" rated country for sex trafficking. Atlanta brings in nearly $290 MILLION a year. OK GROSS Atlanta get your shit together.
3. The standard price for sex with a child at a brothel in the U.S. is $30. Typically, trafficked children see 25-48 customers a day. They work up to 12 hours a day, every day of the week; every year, a pimp earns between $150,000 and $200,000 per child. BRB crying
4. Human trafficking is estimated to surpass the drug trade in less than five years AKA this shit isn't going away anytime soon
5. Chocolate manufacturers (Hershey's, Nestle, and Mars) have kidnaped over 1.4 million African children and sold them into child slavery on cocoa farms to produce chocolate sold in America. If you want more info on this check out my old project @DarkSideofCocoa on IG
IF YOU'RE READING THIS IT'S TOO LATE (JK IT'S NOT AT ALL. IF YOU'RE TOO LAZY TO ENTER YOUR CARD INFO JUST VENMO ME AND I'LL DO IT FOR YOU.)