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A Walk at Midnight: Journeying with Abused Women and Girls Towards Inner Dignity and Wholeness
Reach And Teach says:
We are honored to know Catherine Wanjohi, an incredible force of nature, who decided during a plane trip that she would dedicate the next phase of her life to helping women and girls who had been trapped in the sex trade to discover their inner dignity and take back their lives. And, in doing so, she believed that these same women and girls could become leaders in their communities and the world.
About the Book:
We call them prostitutes, harlots, commercial sex workers, and yes, we have many more unpalatable terms to describe them. While most of us choose to detach ourselves from their lifestyles, some of us condemn them so loudly that we would be mistaken to believe that the girls and women in this trade are "designed and packaged" on another planet and dropped on planet earth.
A Walk at Midnight is a courageous attempt to pierce through the dark side of life where discrimination, abuse and stigma are the trademark. In Kenya, it is only the female who is arrested and locked up in a police cell, booked with the charge of drunkenness and loitering while the partners in the act are "allowed" to vanish from the site.
The voices in this book speak for the more than 3,000 women and girls who are beneficiaries of the Life Bloom project as proof that with systems that provide opportunity for a second chance, people can and will leave abusive lifestyles. As they work through restoring their self esteem, the women travel on the road to a dignified lifestyle, turning their potential to the much needed job of bringing positive change to their community. Many of the women who have entered Lifebloom are now Peer Educators, Counsellors, Peace Builders, businesswomen and health workers. Some are trained to counter human traficking and gender-based violence.
This book will trigger your emotions to sway from laughter to tears, and back again.
Please Note Worn Covers - Powerful Inside and 90% of Price Goes to Life Bloom:
This version of the book is self-published by Life Bloom International and was printed in Kenya. The book covers show the hard journey traveled by Catherine, the women and girls she writes about, and what happens to books that travel a long distance being packed and unpacked by loving hands. In other words, the covers look worn but what's inside is incredible.
90% of the purchase price for these books goes directly to Life Bloom International Services, the organization Catherine Wanjohi heads, which just broke ground on what some day will be a vocational school for women and girls.