Freedom Writers:Meet Laura


All of Us Matter is all about giving people practical ways to get involved in the fight against human trafficking. Sometimes we think that only grand, big gestured actions will change the world but it is actually our everyday actions that will create a ripple effect for a better tomorrow. Some practical ways that we can start today are as simple as smiling at the person you ride on an elevator with… saying hello and greeting the person by name who is bagging your groceries… leaving a box of cookies in your mailbox for your mailman. All these little things add up and we all can do them right where we are. The same is true for fighting injustice in our world. As Theodore Rosevelt so wisely said… each of us can do what we can, where we are, with what we have.

Today I have the great pleasure of introducing my friend, Laura Rinas, who does this very thing so naturally in her storytelling. Laura has this uncanny ability to weave together stories and moments from seemingly mundane everyday life and with a touch of humor and vulnerability, turn those experiences into powerful lessons that move us all to appreciate our everyday.


Laura will be joining the All of Us Matter blog writing team and will now be contributing her words of encouragement and love every now and again. So make sure you check back in, I promise you won’t be disappointed. She will move you to lean in and move past your comfort zone to serve your neighbor.

We want to form a community of believers for a better tomorrow where we can share and engage with one another. What are some of the actions you've taken? We would love to hear from you, on Facebook, Instagram, or straight to

Start conversations that matter, let's be a voice to the voiceless. 

Crystal, Founder, and Visionary at All of Us Matter

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Crystal Russell