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.
Amazingly, Ms. Lloyd's story provokes not only disgust, rage, and sadness, but also hope.
Simply knowing it is happening makes us responsible to do whatever we can to help these children who so desperately need love and understanding and safety.
An excellent book that focuses on Rachel Lloyd's work with young girls who are forced into sexual exploitation.
This book brings the attention of helping girls from the streets and give them a better meaning of life. I believe that everyone should read this amazing story.Published 1 month ago by Isolivette Lugo
Rachel Lloyd tells the harrowing tale of her life as a commercially exploited girl, a girl sold into the sex trade. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lara Nanney
Wow! What an amazing story! This is a great book to read as a follow up to Renting Lacey. This really talks about the way these girls are treated when they try and get out and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Stefanie L. Wilkinson
This is an excellent memoir of a woman who was a sexually exploited teenager but changed her life around to help other young girls who are now living as she had been. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Ellie
Clunky at times, but such an important book on a serious and growing international problem.Published 3 months ago by B. Shapiro