On May 13th, UnBound hosted our first annual Evening for Freedom. One-hundred guests joined us in downtown Seattle to learn about the issue of sex trafficking in Seattle, to celebrate UnBound's accomplishments in the fight against trafficking, and to provide more freedom to women and youth in our city.

The evening consisted of guest speakers from UnBound, hearing from a survivor of sex trafficking helped by UnBound, "dashing" for dessert, a silent auction, live jazz, and a special story-telling segment.

(See more photos at the bottom of the page. All photos by Meghan Klein Photography.)

During the story-telling segment, each guest received a story of a fictional woman served by UnBound on their phone and a set of headphones. Guests listened to their story and shared with the rest of their table about the woman and the need she had. 

Click to listen to one of the stories--the story of Cheyenne.

Illustrations of all 8 stories hung in the background. Featured here is "Victoria." (Illustrations by Michelle Baldwin.)

Illustrations of all 8 stories hung in the background. Featured here is "Victoria."
(Illustrations by Michelle Baldwin.)

We were blown away by the incredible guests at our Evening for Freedom--1,000 nights of freedom were provided at the Hope House. Thank you to all guests, volunteers, and supporters of UnBound! You are truly making a way for freedom to break forth in our city.

- Erin Drum