We were handing out flyers for our upcoming professional services workshop when I witnessed one of the most valuable moments of my advocacy career.
A group of us were in a high-risk area. This particular area is known for underage stripping, sex trafficking, prostitution & all sorts of badness. We were going to various businesses & giving them info for our services. All of the business owners were receptive. Most of them talked about seeing girls victimized & were very excited about someone doing something to help them.
We were on the road when we saw two women on the street. My compatriot was a bit nervous & asked “if we should go talk to them”, before she even got the words out of her mouth my Honda element was doing a U-turn in traffic so we could get there & give them an invitation to the event. I saw as my friend gave them our elevator-pitch about what we we’re doing & what services we are offering. Both of the women took flyers, one asked “if we would help a felon”. We both answered with a resounding “yes”, her face lit up; she smiled.
As we pulled away the ladies took their position on their corner. Each of them were clutching the flyer.
By the time we made it to the next business & I had a chance to look back, they had been picked up.
At least we got them the info. I hope that they show up. I hope that we can give them a hand.