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- DescriptionAt thirteen, Rachel Lloyd found herself caught up in a world of pain and abuse, struggling to survive as a child with responsible adults to support her. Vulnerable yet tough, she eventually ended up a victim of commercial sexual exploitation. It took time and incredible resilience, but finally, with the help of a local church community, she broke free of her pimp and her past. Three years later, Lloyd arrived in the United States to work with adult women in the sex industry and soon founded her own nprofit-GEMS, Girls Educational and Mentoring Services - to meet the needs of other girls with her history. She also earned her GED and won full scholarships to college and a graduate program. Today Lloyd is executive director of GEMS in New York City and has turned it into one of the nation's most groundbreaking nprofit organizations. In Girls Like Us , Lloyd reveals the dark, secretive world of her past in stunning cinematic detail. And, with great humanity, she lovingly shares the stories of the girls whose lives she has helped-small victories that have healed her wounds and made her whole. Revelatory, authentic, and brave, Girls Like Us is an unforgettable memoir.
- Author BiographyRachel Lloyd is the founder and executive director of GEMS, Girls Educational and Mentoring Services. The recipient of numerous fellowships and honors, including the prestigious Reebok Human Rights Award, Lloyd was a leading advocate for the Safe Harbor for Exploited Youth Act, which made New York the first state to protect, not prosecute, sexually exploited children. She lives in New York City.
- Author(s)Rachel Lloyd
- PublisherHarperCollins Publishers Inc
- Date of Publication20/03/2012
- SubjectAutobiography: General
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Weight226 g
- Width135 mm
- Height203 mm
- Spine16 mm
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