Thursday, January 10, 2013

I'm With Brilliant

I've mentioned before that my friends Jay and Matt-Man host a show called "I'm With Stupid" on Blog Talk Radio.

On yesterday's show Jay and Matt took a fork off their usual road of hilarity and irreverence to help aid awareness of the horrible problem of Human Trafficking. Their guest Katherine is an activist in the fight against human trafficking and shared a lot of interesting and surprising information and experiences.

Please go to the official site of  I’M WITH STUPID   and check out today's post. There are links to 3 major organizations dealing with human trafficking. You can also listen to yesterday's show. I was honored to call in and ask Katherine some questions.

You can change - maybe even save - the life of an exploited person, often a child.


I have shared here that I grew up in an abusive and neglectful home. From as early as 8 or 9 I can remember knowing that I had to take care of myself and, as the oldest, look out for my siblings.

I found myself in many situations where I was vulnerable to those who prey on at risk children. It is a lost and empty feeling.

As humans sharing the same air we need to reach out to those most in danger.


13 comments:

Sylvia K said...

For those of us that have never suffered, as you and so many have and do, it is mind blowing tor us to realize how often this happens! Thank you for the info, Dianne! Hugs to Hope and to you.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

This is definitely an idea that we can all support. Kudos to Matt and Jay!

I'm With Stupid said...

Thanks for helping get the word out Dianne! Love ya babe.

Jay

Ron said...

Thank you SO MUCH for sharing this information, Lady Dianne!

Yes, I will definitely head over to the site.

X ya!

I'm With Stupid said...

Thanks Hot Stuff for calling in and adding some sass to the show as always. Good time for a good cause. Cheers Di!!

Matt-Man

HermanTurnip said...

Reading those stats really hit me in the gut. It's a shame that we as the human race haven't managed to rise above this sort of behavior. Disgusting.

Betty said...

Were you surprised that Matt and Jay could be serious? Glad you listened to their show.

Granny Annie said...

I have been through a lot of trauma in my adult life but was blessed to have a wonderful childhood. It pains me greatly to hear of children who suffer abuse and I feel it to be the most horrendous of crimes. What kind of horrible person can exploit the innocence of a trusting child? No, I did not know you were an abused child and I am so sorry.

Akelamalu said...

Any abuse is horrific but child abuse is the worse thing imaginable in my book. :(

DJan said...

I cannot imagine having grown up in an abusive home. I'm off to check out the link, Dianne. Thanks for doing this.

Daryl E said...

its important to never ever let this sort of thing continue ... the only way to stop it is to speak out as you did .. brava to a damn fine broad!

Grayquill said...

I read your post and left without commenting. Its hard and what can one say? This subject is horribly painful and beyond words. But, the real pain is I have done little to nothing to make a difference.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I will try to listen to the broadcast Diane. I agree with some of the other commenters above, it is hard to know what to say. I so admire you for having overcome what you have and doing what you do!