Girls like us : fighting for a world where girls are not for sale : a memoir
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|aGirls like us :|bfighting for a world where girls are not for sale : a memoir /|cRachel Lloyd.
|aFighting for a world where girls are not for sale :|ba memoir
|a1st Harper Perennial ed.
|aNew York :|bHarperPerennial,|c2012.
|a277 p. ;|c21 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references.
|aOffers the story of a former prostitute's fight to free herself from the hardships of the street and her rise to become the founder of a nonprofit organization designed to help young girls escape the commercial sex industry.
|aGirls Educational & Mentoring Services.
|aWomen political activists|zUnited States|vBiography.
"Powerfully raw, deeply moving, and utterly authentic. Rachel Lloyd has turned a personal atrocity into triumph and is nothing less than a true hero. . . . Never again will you look at young girls on the street as one of 'those' women--you will only see little girls that are girls just like us." --Demi Moore, actress and activist With the power and verity of First They Killed My Father and A Long Way Gone, Rachel Lloyd's riveting survivor story is the true tale of her hard-won escape from the commercial sex industry and her bold founding of GEMS, New York City's Girls Education and Mentoring Service, to help countless other young girls escape "the life." Lloyd's unflinchingly honest memoir is a powerful and unforgettable story of inhuman abuse, enduring hope, and the promise of redemption.