Empowering LGBTQ Youth All Year Long

This past June, My Life My Choice staff marched in the Boston Pride parade for the first time. We marched to represent and support LGBTQ youth who are survivors of commercial sexual exploitation. My Life My Choice serves the most vulnerable in our community, including LGBTQ youth—young people who have endured extremely unfair life circumstances, simply because of who they are.

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ASHLEY BERMUDEZ
The Sex Trafficking in Our Neighborhoods

You don’t have to take a person’s passport to enslave her. It is not necessary to lure them from China and hide them in massage parlors they can’t leave. It is possible to trap them in plain sight, where most of us don’t see their plight or powerlessness.

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Phyllis Kido
Dear Johns — An Open Letter to Sex Buyers

Patriots owner Robert Kraft was recently charged with allegedly buying sex. But we know that the real story here is not about one man. The real story is all of you who think it is acceptable to buy someone. Here is what we want you, the buyers, to know.

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Phyllis Kido
A Call to Action for Patriots Nation

The heart-wrenching details emerging about the lives of exploited women may have shocked members of Patriots Nation, but, sadly, were not shocking to us at My Life My Choice who deal with the realities of commercial sexual exploitation every day.

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Phyllis Kido
5 Things We Are Thankful For

At My Life My Choice, we are thankful to be able to support our youth through every up and down life throws their way. We are sustained by celebrating each and every small, yet so significant, glimpse of hope and positive change in our mentees’ lives.

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Phyllis Kido
A Reason to Hope

On Thursday, September 27, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford told her truth in public for the very first time in Washington, D.C. For many of us, we felt the pain of knowing that she had held on to this truth for so long and that in the end, she might not be believed. 

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Phyllis Kido
The Streets Don't Love You

In the fall, girls in our My Life My Choice Leadership Corps were asked to work on a campaign and create a poster as part of the Department of Children and Families (DCF) new Missing or Absent Children in Department Care or Custody policy.

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Phyllis Kido
I am More Than a Survivor

My Life My Choice was honored to bring the More Than a Survivor photo exhibit to Boston’s City Hall from October 7 to October 16, 2015, and was so grateful to the Mayor's Office for hosting.

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Phyllis Kido
Is the Media Hiding the Truth?

I frequently find myself wondering, how is it possible that people are so misinformed about the realities of domestic sex trafficking in the United States? The answer lies in the media representation of this issue.

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Phyllis Kido