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Very Young Girls is an exposé of the commercial sexual exploitation of girls in New York City as they are sold on the streets by pimps and treated as adult criminals by police. The film follows barely adolescent girls in real time, using vérité and intimate interviews with them, documenting their struggles and triumphs as they seek to exit the commercial sex industry. The film also uses startling footage shot by pimps themselves, giving a rare glimpse into how the cycle of exploitation begins for many women.

The film identifies hope for these girls in the organization GEMS (Girls Educational and Mentoring Services), a recovery agency founded and run by Rachel Lloyd, herself a survivor of commercial sexual exploitation. GEMS is committed to ending commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking of children by changing individual lives, transforming public perception, and revolutionizing the systems and policies that impact commercially sexually exploited youth. Very Young Girls will change the way law enforcement, the media, and society as a whole look at the commercial sexual exploitation, street prostitution, and human trafficking that is happening right in our own backyard.

Support GEMS by purchasing our Always Dreaming Shirt, in which 10% of the profit is donated to. 

"I want to learn more and more to see as beautiful what is necessary in things; then I shall be one of those who make things beautiful."

— Friedrich Nietzsche  

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What are you meant for? :)

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Come visit our booth at  Spirit West Coast Music Festival in Monterey. There were be amazing  artists such as Lecrae, Beckah Shae, Newsboys, and much more! We will  also be selling our new “Love” shirt there. So please come by and visit  if you’re in the area! 
We are Meant4More :)

Come visit our booth at Spirit West Coast Music Festival in Monterey. There were be amazing artists such as Lecrae, Beckah Shae, Newsboys, and much more! We will also be selling our new “Love” shirt there. So please come by and visit if you’re in the area! 

We are Meant4More :)

"

I’m a dreamer, a believer
That there’s hope within our reach
I’m going to take a stand and agree
The healing begins with me

There’s a better way
we don’t have to die anymore
Open up your eyes and see the need
We can make a difference with our own lives
If we let love arise from the inside
Heed the call and be all we were made to be

"

— lyrics from “Imagine” by Beckah Shae

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"It’s so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder to remember sweetness.
We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace."

— Chuck Palahniuk 

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The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it.  ~C.C. Scott

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