YOU CAN HELP: Local stylist going to Cambodia to help fight trafficking

This isn’t a request for much – $10 each from 400 people will make it happen.

Ola Salon in Luna Park “is in the midst of a campaign to send one of our stylists to Cambodia to have a direct impact on changing the life of formerly sex-trafficked youth. Over the next 2 months, we need to raise $4000 to make this happen,” says Ola proprietor Rachel Karlin. They’re working with the organization Justice and Soul. Stylist Julia Durfee has been accepted into the J&S program to provide training to people at risk of trafficking and is planning to go to Cambodia in April. If you are interested in helping, you can do it through this GoFundMe page.

7 Replies to "YOU CAN HELP: Local stylist going to Cambodia to help fight trafficking"

  • lookingforlogic January 14, 2017 (8:57 pm)

    Why is there demand for sex with children?  I know that is a simplistic question, as a female it is unthinkable, so what mechanism drives this need?

    • WSB January 14, 2017 (9:15 pm)

      It’s a disorder.

    • Mike January 15, 2017 (9:08 am)

      Because people are totally twisted.  A Boeing Engineer died from activities with a horse in Enumclaw, which had a facility for such activities.  People are twisted and it’s not just with kids from Cambodia, it’s kids here and all over the globe.  The risk of confronting such trafficking in  places like Cambodia is you’re up against cartel like individuals who will not only kill you for interfering, they’ll mutilate you and burn you or worse.  It’s best to have contract security (think ex-special forces) with you if you plan to confront such activity.

    • Heather January 15, 2017 (1:15 pm)

      It’s also triggered by misinformation, awful cultural perceptions and the spread of disease. For example, a child is viewed as less likely to be a disease carrier.

  • AT January 15, 2017 (10:29 am)

    I’m due for a haircut and would be happy to support Julia by going to her for the service.  Will the salon or any other stylists be contributing from their sales, or are they only looking for donations?

    • Julia January 15, 2017 (5:52 pm)

      I would love to meet you, do your hair, and answer any questions you might have. You can make an appointment with me through the salon. The number is 206-933-6702. 

  • Julia January 15, 2017 (4:16 pm)

    Unfortunately slavery and sex trafficking is still a high commodity across the world. Many influences cause and promote these despicable acts. Sometimes it’s cultural, economical, but the common thread is a lack of respect for precious human life. 

     I’m a person that believes the smallest light overcomes darkness, I believe each of us has the power to make a difference. Though I won’t be on the front lines, I will be helping those recover who’ve already fallen prey. These atrocities are not only rife in third world countries, they exist here, and the more we’re silent, the more it’s commonplace to tolerate this epidemic. 

    In addition to Cambodia, I volunteer to help those in need in Seattle. There are many ways to help or donate, and energy spent helping offsets the energy spent hurting. There are many ways to contribute and/or donate.  Donating to my cause personally, or directly to Justice and Soul, or local R.E.S.T organization, are just a few ways to get involved. If you would like to help by sitting in my chair and getting a service done, that is welcome also. I am contributing my own money so by coming to see me helps me give more. 

    Thank you to everyone that supports my mission. 

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