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Marena Dieden

Entries by Marena Dieden

Lives of the Real Truth Tellers

(0) Comments | Posted July 19, 2013 | 10:48 AM

In the horrible massacres of humanity it is hard to put a face on the unfathomable. When you read about death in the newspapers or see a report, the issues do not often linger and influence your mind. But as a 16-year-old girl, seeing an image of teenage girls who...

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Traffick Jam

(7) Comments | Posted November 27, 2012 | 8:20 AM

I am a target for human traffickers. I am a 15-year-old girl. Recently, thoughts like these have been plaguing my brain because human trafficking is the fastest growing and second largest criminal industry in the world today, and California, where I live, leads the way. Los Angeles, San...

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California Girl on the Rez

(3) Comments | Posted July 24, 2012 | 9:13 AM

I'm an L.A. ocean girl in the middle of 105 degree desert in Arizona. This is the Navajo Nation, a massive stretch of reservation land. The Rez. Desolate trailers pop up 100 yards from the highway; often several beat-up cars surrounding them, or a naked basketball hoop without a net....

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