I received the below question from an anon at tumblr, and since I wrote a really long answer I thought people here may be interested in it too.
I answer below the cut to avoid any potential spoilers, but since I know a lot of people won’t click that I want to highlight something before I answer.
Please check out the below links—and research more—to find out more about human trafficking and sex trafficking that’s happening right now in the world. Some of these links lead to organizations you can support through donation or advocacy, and others tell you ways you can help fight the issue on your own.
- Polaris Project: fighting to end modern slavery. (Their founding story is good to read)
- Not For Sale campaign
- 20 Ways you can help fight human trafficking
- Human Trafficking: How You Can Help
- I also highly recommend you check your Slavery Footprint— one really cool thing about it is as the end it also lets you send notes to the big companies that affected your score. (My count was 45 😦 )
If we ever were to publish Fade, I would really like to be able to include some of these links in the book for people to get involved if they were affected by anything in the story itself.
Okay! Onto the answer. (and once again it’s super long, I’m sorry)