On April 2nd, over 200 people gathered at Spin NYC to celebrate Somaly Mam’s birthday and help make her birthday wish come true. Somaly’s wish is to raise $50,000 dollars to support rescue efforts in South East Asia.
One of the the activist who attended was Ashante Taylorcox. Ashante is a student activist at Rider University in New Jersey. It was her first time meeting Somaly in person and had previous spoken with her via skype at an event at Princeton University. “The one thing she said that I truly took with me when going to the party that night to meet her and other amazing people was, ‘You have to love yourself and empower yourself.’ She truly is an inspiration to me and going to the party to celebrate such an amazing person was great,” says Ashante on meeting and speaking with Somaly.
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