‘When I sing, I feel joyous. The inside of me feels very light – everything outside, whatever I’m going through, it disappears.’
Jessie McDonald reports in The Guardian on an inspirational choral singing project in London.
‘The members of Amies Freedom Choir are all survivors of modern slavery, trafficked into the UK from the Caribbean, Africa, eastern Europe or south-east Asia. They are just some of the thousands of women brought to the UK to be forced into domestic labour or prostitution – a problem that continues to grow, according to a Salvation Army report that states there has been a 21% increase in the number of trafficking victims seeking support in 2019.’