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During her teens, Rachel Lloyd ended up a victim of commercial sexual exploitation. With time, through incredible resilience, and with the help of a local church community, she finally broke free of her pimp and her past and devoted herself to helping other young girls escape "the life".

In Girls Like Us, Lloyd reveals the dark world of commercial sex trafficking in cinematic detail and tells the story of her groundbreaking nonprofit organization: GEMS, Girls Educational and Mentoring Services. With great humanity, she shares the stories of the girls whose lives GEMS has helped - small victories that have healed her wounds and made her whole. Revelatory, authentic, and brave, Girls Like Us is an unforgettable memoir.

©2011 Rachel Lloyd (P)2018 Tantor

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New Jim Crow of human trafficking

All men need to read this book. Especially if you are a Father. It will cause you to rethink your attitudes about prostitution and pornography. It will cause you to reconsider the lessons you teach your children and the media consumption you let slide. this book is raw but you will be motivated to change when you are done reading.

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Inspiring.

She brings a voice to what most people push aside and dont want to think about. Eye opening.