holly_a_smith Some people build bridges with their words and actions. Others just tear them down. And some stand on the banks and watch. I prefer to build bridges. #4miles #10Ktraining #RiseAboveDrama #Positivity 13h

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holly_a_smith I love reading, writing, running, as well as photography, philanthropy, and philosophy. I am a scientist, an author, an advocate, and a wife. I'm a sister, a daughter, a mentor, and a dog whisperer! I am #MoreThanASurvivor. I am me. #3miles #NightRuns #ColdRuns #SweatTherapy 5d

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holly_a_smith This week I spoke to the 8th grade class of Pinelands Regional Middle School, which is the middle school from which I graduated in 1992, the summer in which I went missing at age 14. #Powerful #Prevention #Education #YouthEmpowerment #HumanTrafficking #nationalhumantraffickingawarenessday 2w

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holly_a_smith Really glad I was able to hear #JenSpry speak this week at an event hosted by #DiningForDignity. I loved Jen's final message. If you want to contribute in some way, sponsor a Survivor to attend the annual #JuSTconference hosted by #SharedHopeInternational. Contact Jen on her Google page for details. #HumanTrafficking 3w
  •   agosto_leon I applaud you for all the work you are doing #holly_a_smith 3w
  •   agosto_leon I have posted so much information on all my social networks and this Saturday I have #KellyMaster coming to my radio show in Vineland. 3w
  •   holly_a_smith @agosto_leon thanks so much for your support & encouragement! And thanks for interviewing Kelly - she is raising a lot of awareness in her community. :) 3w

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holly_a_smith Some of my favorite moments from this year were reading letters and cards from young survivors and from people who have read Walking Prey. Some were sad, some were inspiring, but all were uplifting and encouraging. This one from Ariana was one of my favorites. Thank you all for sharing your insights and personal experiences with me. We are all survivors in some way. Together, we are much more. #WalkingPrey #Survivors #Advocates #Leaders 4w

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holly_a_smith Ready for the new year. #2015 #ShedMySkin #3Miles #MorningRuns 4w

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holly_a_smith "It is required of every man," the ghost returned, "that the spirit within him should walk abroad among his fellow-men, and travel far and wide; and, if that spirit goes not forth in life, it is condemned to do so after death." -Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol #3miles #nightruns #foggychristmas 1mon

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holly_a_smith "Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before..."
-Edgar Allan Poe #3miles #RainyDayRuns #rva #DuskRuns
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  •   teddygram03 Ugh u were supposed to be like me and go home and do nothing...not go run! 1mon
  •   shandravoh Beautiful 1mon

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holly_a_smith Finished decorating the tree! Love my #KeyToFreedom ornament from the #CoalitionToAbolishSlaveryAndTrafficking. 2mon

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holly_a_smith Images can be powerful. And powerful images like this one can shock your audience into paying attention. But then what? Are you informing your audiences that traffickers can come in any age, race, or gender? And that victims can be boys or girls? And that many times youth are lured away from home as opposed to being abducted? If you say you are an advocate against human trafficking, please be an informed advocate so that you can better inform others. Don't regurgitate statistics and images without research. There are real victims out there who are not being seen or treated as victims because of the widespread use of images like this. The Trafficking Victims Protection Act mandates that force, fraud & coercion are not required to constitute cases of child sex trafficking. There is a reason for this! #ResponsibleAdvocacy #HumanTrafficking #SexTrafficking 2mon

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holly_a_smith @bdbogan Finally got in that 5K Turkey Trot! Beautiful day in #RVA 2mon
  •   bdbogan Looks like a wonderful place to do your turkey trot! 2mon

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holly_a_smith I received my copy of The Survivor's Guide to Leaving for Survivors of CSEC from GEMS - Girls Educational & Mentoring Services. If you work with Survivors of CSEC, please share this book with them! #GEMS #SexTrafficking #CSEC #RachelLloyd #SheilaWhite #SLI 2mon

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holly_a_smith Happy Thanksgiving! 2mon

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holly_a_smith My first run in weeks! It was tough, but the only way to get started is to #JustDoIt. Make short-term goals and long-term goals and then put one foot in front of the other. #RunningDownADream 2mon

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holly_a_smith I've been traveling so much the past couple weeks. Here's a photo from my trip to Florida to remind us all to #StayFocused on our individual journeys and goals. 3mon

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