Warning: This show is NOT for young children. If you listen to our podcast with your kiddos around, note that this is a topic you may want to listen to on your own first and consider how you want to address it with your children.
This show is going to make you uncomfortable. There is no way to hear the details that Susan Norris, Executive Director of Rescuing Hope, an organization dedicated to eradicating sex trafficking, shares and not shake your head in disbelief. The average age of entry into the sex trade is younger than you can imagine. (If you’re a parent, you have to prepare your children.) It’s happening in places you would never suspect. (Yes, it’s happening in YOUR town.) Sex trafficking is a $32billion industry. And it’s the fastest growing crime in America.
Our guest on this episode, Susan Norris, is the Founder and Executive Director of Rescuing Hope, Inc. and has been involved in the fight against sex trafficking in America since 2010. Her passion is to raise awareness about the issue of sex trafficking as well as encourage and empower survivors to live an abundant life. Susan partners with other front line organizations, therapists, and law enforcement officers she met through the writing of her novel, Rescuing Hope, as well as through mentoring survivors. Susan is a member of the Georgia State Human Trafficking Task Force. She holds a Master’s in Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She taught in public and private schools and served as a leader for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes prior to joining the fight against sex trafficking. She is a CLASS certified speaker. Susan is a wife and mother of two adult children. She and her husband live in Atlanta, Georgia.
Listen to Episode 30: Rescuing Hope: Eradicating Sex Trafficking here or subscribe via iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, and more by searching for Southern Fried Girlfriends Podcast on your favorite podcast app. Swing on over to The Southern Fried Girlfriends Facebook page to chat about this topic, get some other resources, and stay connected!
- Rescuing Hope
- General Indicators of Sexual Exploitation
- National Human Trafficking Hotline 1-888-373-7888 Text 233733
- Buy Susan’s book Rescuing Hope: A Story of Sex Trafficking in America