Dearest Friends and Freedom Fighters,
Happy almost spring! The official day is Wednesday, March 20, 2019, which is also known as Spring Equinox.. Keep an eye out for a Full Worm Moon (supermoon).. The clocks are changed back, the days are becoming longer. March madness is in full swing! Keep reading . . .this post goes deep.
courage noun cour·age | \ ˈkər-ij, ˈkə-rijmental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty
Courage originally meant "to speak one's mind by telling all one's heart" -- Brené Brown
When you inspire or ignite a change that is healing for more than just yourself, inspired by your wounds - that - is an act of courage!
Going Way Back . . .
March 14, 2019
A deeply rooted Thank You!
On this day March 14, 1994, I was 16 and under arrest for the murder of George Howard who sexually assaulted and trafficked me since the age of e-l-e-v-e-n.
Now, today, March 14, 2019 -- 25 years later -- I am able to send a thank you letter to you for supporting a policy change to offer healing as opposed to harm to young persons who have experienced unthinkable trauma and horrors.
Initiating policy for the protection of children is very meaningful to me because 25 years ago I was an invisible victim of child sex trafficking, arrested without any legal protections or victim advocacy on my behalf in place anywhere.
25 years later on this very day, there still are no legal protections or victim advocacy on behalf of child sex trafficking victims in place anywhere. in the country to defend and protect abused and exploited children when they commit acts of violence against those who have abused or exploited them. Are not our children a reflection of the adults in their life? Are not our children due their birth right of being protected?
We as a community and a Nation have the ability to change this act of human rights violation against our children!
The message resonates--as positive news coverage and awe-inspiring support from Nevada lawmakers continues to roll in. And while we still have a long way to go, we have started a conversation that has never happened before, and I thank you for your support with A.B. 158.
Nevada would be the very first state to enact protections for child sex trafficking survivors who have inflicted an act of violence upon their abuser.
This is about more than just one bill. This is about the soul of America and what kind of country we want to be and what type of messaging are we sending to our children!
In collaboration with Human Rights for Kids we intend to make sure that we are the kind of country that protects sexually assaulted, abused, and trafficked children when they commit crimes against their abusers. Because if we as adults continue to fail anymore children in these situations, then may we carry the humiliation, embarrassment, discomfort and indignity of this human rights violation!
This is a human rights violation we MUST win! Sara’s Law is a public apology in the form of public policy!
That is why today I am saying Thank you not only for myself, but for our children within our nation!
It's been 25 years...hasn't enough been taken away? Let us now restore, heal and offer restorative justice for all involved.
Sara J. Kruzan
Co-founder of Iamsjk.org
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Courageous Thoughts To Think About
1. Being courageous to me is _________.
2. If I were courageous, I would _______.
3. When folks are being courageous they don't _________.
4. I was super courageous in the past when I _________.
5. I want to have more courage with __________ in my life.