Just 2 weeks ago I received a call from Barbara Watson from WARN asking if I would like to take part in a speaking tour in Oregon and Washington. I hadn't ever done this before but figured I would give it a try. Barbara thought that my story of sexual harassment while employed for Wal-Mart was something worth telling others about.
On Feb 18, 2007, I left Orlando, FL to join the International Labor
Rights Fund. Feb 18th marked the first time I was ever on an
airplane. I have had the pleasure of meeting Beatriz (Betty) Fuentes.
She comes from Colombia. I have heard her story. I have had the
chance to connect with Jayaram who comes from Bangalore, India. I have
also heard his story. You know its really an experience to be able to
speak out about Wal-Mart concerning how they treat their employees. It
is also an honor to others speaking out against Wal-Mart. I also
learned from others how Wal-Mart has affected their lives. They showed
great courage by standing up against Wal-Mart. I have seen a lot and
learned a lot just by being with Betty and Jayaram. I am proud to be
with them. I am glad that I can speak out about what had happened to
me as a Wal-Mart employee and its been a real experience for me to tell