The Freedom Story was born from a documentary film called The SOLD Project. The Freedom Story is a registered 501(c)3 that helps to prevent child trafficking & exploitation through culturally relevant programs for vulnerable children in Thailand and serves to share their stories to empower creative, compassionate people to act.
Brooke Shaden is an American Fine Art Photographer and has been working with survivors of human trafficking in Kolkata, India since 2013 teaching the art of photography and self expression through storytelling. Brooke teaches workshops worldwide and in partnership with Blossomy, offers The Light Space training to include Thailand. Sony is the official sponsor of TLS.
Blossomy has been working in India with survivors of human trafficking since 2003 in partnership with local NGOs in Kolkata. In collaboration with other US based Non Profit Organizations, Blossomy collaborates with artists and professionals from all over the world to create unique and enriching programs that include workshops in photography, dance, drumming, theater, yoga, Non Violent Communcation and the Expressive Arts. Blossomy has expaned to include programs in Thailand.
New Light India is an NGO in Kolkata that offers comprehensive community development services to children of sex workers.
Initiated in 2000, the programs serve more than 250 children daily. Services include education, healthcare, nutritional support, recreational facility, HIV/AIDS care, income generation opportunities for women and residential care for children from the community.