After an extremely powerful interview with former sex buyer Gene McConnel for episode 27, Benjamin and Laila felt the need to sit down and process some of what they heard.Ep. 29: How to Take Action: Be Compassionate Part 2 What is compassion? Why is it important? How can we overcome hurdles that hinder our compassion? In this episode the internal response to exploitation of being a compassionate person is discussed by Benjamin and Laila. Ep. 28: How to Take Action: Be Compassionate Part 1
Ending the injustice of commercial sexual exploitation requires a response. In this episode Benjamin and Laila talk about the internal responses of love and compassion, and how those two things are central to changing the status quo.Ep. 27: Interview With Former Sex Buyer Gene McConnell
Gene McConnell is the founder and president of Authentic Relationships International, a non-profit organization dedicated to liberating people from toxic influences and beliefs. For over 31 years, he has trained therapists, pastors, law enforcement, medical professionals, and others about domestic violence, sexual abuse, shame, and building and maintaining healthy relationships.Ep. 26: How to Take Action – Choose Love
When fighting exploitation there are a variety of actions one can take. There are external responses and internal ones. Internal responses deal with one’s own heart posture and behaviors. In this episode Benjamin and Laila unpack the internal action of “choosing love” and what that means in the context of fighting back against commercial sexual exploitation.Ep. 25: The Top Ten Myths About Prostitution
Benji and Laila go over the top ten most common myths regarding the true nature of prostitution and how to rebut them.Ep. 24: Understanding HR 466 “Sex Trafficking Demand Reduction Act”
Laila explains the importance of HR 466, a bill aimed at curbing international demand for commercial sex. She gives an update on the status of the legislation, as well as explains how and why it came to be.Ep. 23: Interview with Kajsa Ekis Ekman
Kajsa Ekis Ekman is a Swedish journalist, author, and expert on the issue of prostitution and trafficking. She is the author of “Being and Being Bought: Prostitution, Surrogacy and the Split Self,”. She lectures across the world on sex trafficking and prostitution.