July 19, 2019
The sexual exploitation of children and young women is one of the biggest and most perverse criminal business operations in the world. The actual business of selling or trading humans for sex has been a global epidemic for centuries. In fact, every 3 minutes, a minor is sexually exploited in the United States. Now, with grassroot campaigns and movements like #Metoo forming and the exposure of powerful men who would otherwise be deemed as professional, the heinous world of sex trafficking is now front and center.
In response to this crisis of flesh-peddlers, humanitarian and yogi Natalie Backman and The Young Leaders Council, decided to create The Bohemian Ball, a night where notable guests gather to raise funds and bring awareness to the non-profit charity, Unlikely Heroes, an organization that rescues and rehabilitates child victims of sex trafficking all around the world.
During the evening, the Young Leaders Council showcased the work of Unlikely Heroes in a stage presentation, highlighting the success stories of children that have been rescued within their program while singer Tyrone Wells performed a medley of songs.
Guests enjoyed a delicious dinner with cocktails, drinks, and desserts. The extraordinary gala raised just under $50,000 for Unlikely Heroes. Here are some of the highlights of celebrities and people of influence that were in attendance who contributed to the revolution of saving victims from the monstrous cycle of sex enslavement:
About Natalie Backman
Natalie Backman is a yoga teacher, and the Founder of Imagine Fest.
Originally from Washington State, Natalie has called Los Angeles home for nearly seven years and has been teaching yoga for five of them. She is currently a 500-hour Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher of
the Himalayan Tradition and is working toward certification in ParaYoga with Rod Stryker. She teaches weekly at Agoura Power of Yoga as well as Horizons Senior Center, MUSE School, and for several private clients.
About Unlikely Heroes
Unlikely Heroes, is a local non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating child victims of sex trafficking in countries such as Nigeria, Thailand, Mexico and the Philippines as well as the United States. The organization strives to rescue and rehabilitate of these children as well as post trauma therapy, education, medical care and job training and most importantly, a happy, healthy childhood. To learn how you can get involved or to donate, click HERE