Now that I am with Toastmasters, and being a writer, I need to learn how to gain more confidence and be more comfortable speaking about one of the fast growing criminal industry right now, and it’s called human trafficking. Somehow I feel it is my responsibility to draw attention to what is happening out there to poor innocent victims all over the world. The subject of my historical novel, “The Jade Rubies,” is about two young Chinese sisters being sold as slaves and what they had to do just to survive. It’s not enough that my book is out there. I need to do more. That’s why I need to speak out for those who have no voice, then I would feel that I am doing what is important and necessary. After all, human trafficking is a crime against humanity.