Episode 10: James Pond On Human Trafficking

Episode 10 of the Live Life Aggressively Podcast is by far the most compelling, thought-provoking, and some may say taboo &/or controversial episode to date. Our guest this week is James Pond, an extraordinary man, who personifies courage & compassion by tackling the "mostly" unspoken tragedy of child sex trafficking head on.

James and his organization, Transitions Global (http://transitionsglobal.org) are going above and beyond to help rescue young girls forced into the sex trade, as well as help these children to rehabilitate, readjust, and move forward to live healthy and productive lives. Be sure to visit Transitions Global's website to see how they're helping to make a difference in the lives of these young ladies, as well as find out how you help this noble and much-needed cause.

This week the 3 of us discuss:

  • What sex trafficking is and isn't
  • How one TV show on MSNBC became the catalyst to cause James & his family to walk away from the "American Dream" & put it all on the line to help young ladies exploited in Cambodia
  • How James & his wife's decision impacted their 3 children
  • Listen to how what the Pond's plans for their organization before leaving for Cambodia totally changed once they arrived
  • The average timeline of a child victimized by sexual abuse & what we should look for in order to be more aware of the signs
  • James shares the care plan, (physically, emotionally, educationally, & more) Transitions Global utilizes to help the young ladies get back into the world as healthy young women
  • How young women, who are saved via Transitions Global's program, return to serve as ambassadors to help other young ladies adjust to life after escaping the sex trade
  • How James deals with the opposition (the organized crime element that profits from sex trafficking)
  • The growing, yet mostly unseen, presence of human trafficking in the United States
  • Why sex has nothing to do with the crime of sex trafficking
  • How consumer demand for adult prostitution and porn have a direct (& indirect) connection to child exploitation
  • How child exploitation directly effects all of us, whether we have children or not, & how we can & should start the dialogue about it
  • James shares how we can address the male psyche at an early age, to help curb a lot of the problems that may lead to the sexual exploitation of women
  • How social media plays a major role in sex trafficking
  • What you can do to help Transitions Global continue to improve the lives of young women victimized by sexual exploitation

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