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A Movie Ticket Made Me Do It

Golden Ticket

Popcorn, previews, anticipation. As I sat down in the movie theatre and the lights began to dim, I had no idea that a miracle had just occurred. Earlier that day I had attended a leadership conference where 100 tickets to pre-screen a movie were being given out. From 10,000 people, I found myself holding a ticket.

Journalling, shopping, swimming. As I debated whether to attend the screening, these seemed like reasonable alternatives to munching on snacks and falling asleep in those oh-so-comfy movie seats. But my curiosity ended up leading me through the cinema doors, and I came out a new person.

Slavery, injustice, abuse. I had just been exposed to the horrors of sex trafficking. Images of victims depicted in the film left me speechless for days. Sleep evaded me like a plague, and my daytime thoughts were consumed with the plight of women and children around the world.

Resolve, education, action. This newfound passion led me to read books, write essays, and spread the message. Women and children are not for sale. Their stories must be told and their lives must be fought for.

Blog, documentary, network. Driving across Canada to make my own documentary and writing about exploitation have enabled me to meet victims, abolitionists, politicians, and law enforcement officers. Unity is the key to eradicating modern day slavery.

Compassion, reformation, determination. This is what change is made of, and my goal is to help people find how they can bring their unique gifts, personalities, and resources to make a difference.

Chance? Destiny? Miracle. I literally received a ticket to my life's calling, and for that I am forever grateful. Wise stewardship of such a gift is now my journey.

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Victoria Vorosciuc's picture

Life is calling

Dear Michelle,

sometimes the unexpected situations lead us towards discovering the real needs of our world....
It is great that the movie widened your realities and even greater that you are taking action to chenge things.

I love movie making, I have been unexpectedly given a chance to work with some French producers on the movie about human traffiking and child labour in Moldova. Well, it is hard to recognize that only few people commit into this....

But, if there are more people to bring awareness.... things can be different. I wish more people receive the life's opportunity in taking action.

Do you have any stories that you can share on world pulse?
I just remebered about some links that are relevant to the issue.

Nice to meet you and good luck!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhjVfV9zzG4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TD9Rg-Ro7Mk

Victoria Vorosciuc
Project Coordinator
"Empowering women to participate
in community life"
WorldPulse Media Corresspondent

Michelle Brock's picture

Thanks for your comment

Thanks for your comment Victoria. So exciting that you are also involved in this work! Thanks for those links as well, I will be sure to check them out soon!
-Michelle

Michelle Brock
www.hopeforthesold.com

akaneko's picture

Hi Michelle, It's always

Hi Michelle,

It's always inspiring to read about how people came upon their life's passion. Sometimes when we least expect it, we find something that grips us and motivates us to do something. I loved reading your post and can feel your passion for this cause through your words. I hope you keep all of us updated on your work!

Alison

pheebsabroad's picture

Hello!

Hello Michelle,

It is a such a miracle to have found your life mission and passion....and I am so glad to hear that it is something which will hopefully empower others as well!

Pheobe

ruth_terry's picture

Hi Michelle, I love the line

Hi Michelle,

I love the line "I literally received a ticket to my life's calling". Thank you for reminding us that in order to experience the miraculous, sometimes we just need to be open to doing something different. The smallest bend it the road can put us on a whole new path for our lives.

Ruth

"A writer’s job is to tell stories that connect readers to all the people on earth... Passionate and well-articulated ideas can and do change the world." ~~Mary Pipher

Michelle Brock's picture

Thanks Ruth! It is so true,

Thanks Ruth! It is so true, the seemingly small bends in the road can lead us on a grand journey. So exciting isn't it?!

Michelle Brock
www.hopeforthesold.com

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