What seemed like a totally normal day in my Lifespan Development class turned out to be anything but normal. The class is so thought provoking and leaves me feeling intellectually stimulated. For real, every axon feels charged in the best possible way! After our usual 7:30 break, we got a guest speaker. I lowered my laptop so I could see her (I sit in the back row), excited to receive the message. I had no idea what it was going to be about, but I knew it was going to be good!
|above: Ms. Missy Zivney (in pink)|
Our speaker, who introduced herself as Missy Zivney, began handing out brochures. Initially excited, once I read what they were about, my heart sank. The brochure was all about sex trafficking in Tyler, Texas and the statistics around this very touchy topic. She began her presentation simply saying that she was going to inform us and spread awareness. My first thoughts (I will admit) were of denial. This couldn’t possibly be happening here! I was all ears for her very poignant message. She said she went to schools and organizations and wanted to inform people so they could be able to recognize the signs that a minor is being sex trafficked. Tears rolled down my face periodically as I wondered how many other people had the same thought I did: “There’s no way this could be happening here.”
|Justice never tasted so good!|
|You can literally taste The Justice! It's a drink here! :)|
Honestly, what is better than coffee with a cause?