In search of freedom
“Gradually I turned into a machine. My body no longer registered pain; I had no
more tears left to cry.” In Contempt of Fate, by Beatrice Fernando
Across the globe, 27 million people live in bondage today. Billions of dollars are made each year through their exploitation. Despite the scale of this crime, their stories go unheard.
Beatrice Fernando contracted with an agency to work in Lebanon as a housemaid to provide for her son and family in Sri Lanka. However, upon arriving in Beirut, Beatrice was sold to a wealthy woman who beat, starved, and verbally abused her. After months of backbreaking labor and endless suffering, Beatrice escaped by the only means available – she jumped off the fourth story balcony and miraculously survived.
Today, Fernando lives in the United States and speaks out about her enslavement while sharing her faith: a promise she made to God during her recovery. After publishing her memoir, In Contempt of Fate, Fernando has appeared on
numerous television and radio programs, spoken at universities and religious institutions, and testified before the United States House of Representatives on March 9, 2005.
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