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100% of all proceeds go to GEMS. Please allow 5-10 business days for shipping.


Girls Like Us

Fighting for a World Where Girls Are Not for Sale, an Activist Finds Her Calling and Heals Herself

By Rachel Lloyd, Founder and CEO of GEMS

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.



A Survivor’s Guide to Leaving

By Sheila White and Rachel Lloyd

The Survivor’s Guide to Leaving is a groundbreaking book designed to support survivors of commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking. The Survivor’s Guide to Leaving shares stories, tips and ideas from survivors to help navigate the challenges during those early months of exiting. Inspired by the questions and concerns of thousands of girls and young women throughout GEMS’ 20 years of programming, the book was written by survivors to directly address those common questions.

Designed as a youth-friendly book with colorful graphics, including illustrations by survivors, The Survivor’s Guide to Leaving is recommended as a vital resource for commercially sexually exploited youth (and adults). This book can be purchased in bulk orders to ensure that all youth in your program have this invaluable book to support them through their individual journeys of leaving and healing.

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Very Young Girls

Critically acclaimed by the New York Times and film festivals around the world, Very Young Girls is an exposé of human trafficking that follows 13- and 14-year-old American girls as they are seduced, abused, and sold on New York’s streets by pimps, and treated as adult criminals by police. The film follows the barely-adolescent girls in real time, using vérité and intimate interviews with them as they are first lured on to the streets and the dire events that follow.

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