a hero

I was reading the coverage of the opening ceremonies of the Olympics and I came across a list of the eight women who carried the Olympic flag. “The eighth was Cambodian human rights activist Somaly Mam.” Who is Somaly Mam? I thought. Obviously they’re trying to bring some attention to her, why?

I googled her and found this story from December, “A Life in the Day”. Read it. This woman fights against the worst of human nature, people and things we don’t talk about because we don’t like to admit that they exist:child prostitution, rape as tourism, sex slavery. I often feel badly in need of heros. Here’s one.


One response to “a hero

  1. She is sure as hell one of mine.

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