Not sure if we’ve ever been as moved by a concert as we were when Grammy-winner Beyonce Knowles hosted 30 girls and young women from one of Fuel’s partner organizations, GEMS: Girls Educational and Mentoring Services, at her concert at the IZOD Center in New Jersey earlier this month.
Knowles first learned of GEMS when she saw their critically acclaimed documentary Very Young Girls on Showtime last December. She visited GEMS shortly thereafter, listening for 5 hours to the girls’ stories of trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. In addition to pledging to help the girls bring their story to a larger audience, Knowles also invited them to attend her show and meet with her privately backstage.
Don’t have to tell you how exciting this was for this remarkable group of girls and young women. They had a blast, and we found it extraordinary to witness the powerful ways that the singer’s performance, lyrics, hugs and on-stage shoutouts impacted them. Well done, GEMS.
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