“‘Cause I’m just a girl I’d rather not be
‘Cause they won’t let me drive late at night
Oh I’m just a girl guess I’m some kind of freak
‘Cause they all sit and stare with their eyes
Oh I’m just a girl take a good look at me
Just your typical prototype
Oh, I’ve had it up to here!”
Yeah! That is what Evelien Hölsken was thinking 9 years ago when she founded Free a Girl.
She was inspired by an article she read in her local Harlem newspaper about child prostitution in India. And she said: enough is enough. 9 years on and her organization has freed over 4000 girls in Asia. When Evelien tells me stories she is not crying, and these are horrible stories, but she looks determined. Why? Because she knows things can change and by taking action we can give these girls a different life. She has even started training programs for these girls to learn skills. This is not your typical charity. This is an organization with a plan of freeing, preventing and educating girls who have been victims of child prostitution.
But Evelien needs our help. She has kindly asked me to get you going.
Every year to gain attention and raise money, Free a Girl asks people (in the past mostly celebrities) to lock themselves up for 12 hours so they can show the world what these little girls have to endure. We discussed getting more people involved and business women such as yourself also reach a lot of conscious and willing to help people.
So are you willing to lock yourself up to show how evil and cruel that act is towards young girls? Are you willing to help us raise money for Free a Girl so more girls can be freed from child prostitution?!
Since you and I are connected I really hope you will help us help these girls. Let’s show the world what real sisterhood is about.