“Where are Our Women and Girls?”
On May 25, the Farmington Daily Times, wrote an article featuring an awareness raising walk in Shiprock, NM, focused on Missing and Murdered Women and Girls. T-shirts read: “Hááji nihi Diné asdzáni dóó at ééké?”
At least three are buried south of Shiprock along a stretch of rural road; two young women along with one male near the evidence burned after I reported it. Others, no longer alive, are buried in unmarked individual and mass graves across the continent; in Wyoming, Navajoland, Sioux Country, Montana, Louisiana, Alabama, Florida, Texas, Colorado, Wisconsin, Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, and Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Manitoba. They’ve been shot, drowned, strangled, and burned alive.
Those alive are being forced to work in a variety of outlets that include sex cam work, live and recorded pornography and rape, massage parlors, and out of casinos and resorts across the globe. These young people are being held against their will and sexually enslaved in Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, Nuremberg, Seoul, Hong Hong, Singapore, Australia’s Gold Coast, Marrakesh, Dubai, Baghdad, Moscow, Riga, Israel, St. Petersburg, Bellingham, Renton, Winnipeg, Newark, Flushing, Brooklyn, Toronto, Mississauga, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, St. Louis, Pensacola, Jacksonville, Dallas, Seattle, Berlin, Stockholm, The Hague.
They are in Kuala Lumpur, Santa Fe, Gallup, Tokyo, Chiyoda, Delta Charter Township, Rio Rancho, Denver, Des Moines, Beijing, Guangdong, Jiangsu, Rioja and Rome.
They are in Phoenix and its suburbs, Mexico City, San Diego, Baja, Westchester, Dallas, Little Rock, Atlanta, Surrey, Rio, Balleymoney, Cork, Buffalo, Port Coqitlam, Port Angeles, Milan, Macau and Manila, Victoria, Cheyenne, Wind River, Kracow, Bangkok, and Dusseldorf.
They are in Laos, Kiev, Spruce Grove, London, Edinburgh, Johannesburg and Durban.
They are. They exist. They are real and they pray for freedom.
Their prayers have been heard.
You know all of this to be true. It rings in your heart in just the right way.
(So have yours.)