Girls Like Us by Rachel Lloyd
Fighting for a World Where Girls Are Not for Sale, an Activist Finds Her Calling and Heals Herself

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"Powerfully raw, deeply moving, and utterly authentic. Rachel Lloyd has turned a personal atrocity into triumph and is nothing less than a true hero. . . . Never again will you look at young girls on the street as one of 'those' women—you will only see little girls that are girls just like us." —Demi Moore, actress and activist 

With the power and verity of First They Killed My Father and A Long Way Gone, Rachel Lloyd’s riveting survivor story is the true tale of her hard-won escape from the commercial sex industry and her bold founding of GEMS, New York City’s Girls Education and Mentoring Service, to help countless other young girls escape "the life." Lloyd’s unflinchingly honest memoir is a powerful and unforgettable story of inhuman abuse, enduring hope, and the promise of redemption.

 

About Rachel Lloyd

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Rachel Lloyd earned her BA in psychology from Marymount Manhattan College and her MA in applied urban anthropology from the City College of New York. She is the founder and executive director of GEMS, Girls Educational and Mentoring Services, and has received numerous awards, including the prestigious Reebok Human Rights Award. Lloyd is an Ashoka Fellow and a Prime Mover Fellow, and she was a leading advocate for the Safe Harbor for Exploited Youth Act, which made New York the first state to protect, not prosecute, sexually exploited children. She lives in New York City.
 
Published April 19, 2011 by HarperCollins e-books. 293 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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As she began to meet teenage girls who shared her experiences, she decided to found her own non profit,GEMS-Girls Educational and Mentoring Services- on her kitchen table to meet the needs of girls who were shunned by society.

Apr 05 2011 | Read Full Review of Girls Like Us: Fighting for a...

Teen Voices

Lloyd's experience as a commercially sexually exploited teen and how she came to leave "the life" and start the organization GEMS (Girls Education and Mentoring Services) to help girls who are sexually trafficked in the New York City area.

Sep 18 2011 | Read Full Review of Girls Like Us: Fighting for a...

Marie Claire

Girls Like Us: Fighting for a World Where Girls Are Not for Sale, an Activist Finds Her Calling and Heals Herself Author: Rachel Lloyd, founder of GEMS (Girls Educational and Mentoring Services) What Happens: Lloyd recounts her life of working as a prostitute at age 13 in Europe and how she a...

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