Rachel Lloyd, author of Girls Like Us, on tour March 2012

Posted By on February 3, 2012

About Girls Like Us

• Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Harper Perennial (February 28, 2012)

During her teens, Rachel Lloyd ended up a victim of commercial sexual exploitation. With time, through incredible resilience, and with the help of a local church community, she finally broke free of her pimp and her past and devoted herself to helping other young girls escape “the life.”

In Girls Like Us, Lloyd reveals the dark world of commercial sex trafficking in cinematic detail and tells the story of her groundbreaking nonprofit organization: GEMS, Girls Educational and Mentoring Services. With great humanity, she shares the stories of the girls whose lives GEMS has helped—small victories that have healed her wounds and made her whole. Revelatory, authentic, and brave, Girls Like Us is an unforgettable memoir.

Photo credit Tracy Toler Photography

About Rachel Lloyd

Rachel Lloyd is the founder and executive director of GEMS, Girls Educational and Mentoring Services. The recipient of numerous fellowships and honors, including the prestigious Reebok Human Rights Award, Lloyd was a leading advocate for the Safe Harbor for Exploited Youth Act, which made New York the first state to protect, not prosecute, sexually exploited children. She lives in New York City.

Visit the GEMS website.

Rachel’s Tour Stops

Tuesday, February 28th: Take Me Away

Wednesday, February 29th: The House of the Seven Tails

Thursday, March 1st: Jenny Loves to Read

Monday, March 5th: The Feminist Texican

Tuesday, March 6th: Book Hooked Blog

Wednesday, March 7th: Sidewalk Shoes

Monday, March 12th: Elle Lit

Tuesday, March 13th: Jenn’s Bookshelves

Wednesday, March 21st: Buried in Print

Thursday, March 22nd: Broken Teepee

Friday, March 23rd: Good Girl Gone Redneck

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