“A Tour de Force … written by a modern-day Joan of Arc.” — General Michael Flynn, Former U.S. National Security Advisor and Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency
One of the most acclaimed books of the post-pandemic era, “Just Stand Up – My Fight for Freedom From the Brothels of Asia to the Streets of America,” shares the true story of renowned Human Rights Attorney, modern-day abolitionist, and celebrated public speaker Leigh Dundas, who takes readers on a riveting tour as she wades into the darkest corners of child sex slavery in radical-Islamic-controlled regions of southeast Asia, where Jihadist’s bombs are exploding 330 times a year amongst towns whose only claims to fame are the hundreds of child brothels lining their dirt alleys.
The book interweaves self-deprecating moments from the author’s early life with chapters that shine an unflinching light into the most harrowing corners of human trafficking, delicately balancing the evils that man can perpetrate against the truth that humans can and must do better. An excerpt from a 2018 email Dundas wrote, which graces the book’s jacket, gives readers an unvarnished taste of what lies between the covers:
“I've now made it safely to what is Ground Zero of the Red Light Jihadi region, where radicalized Muslim bombers are seeking to liberate an Islamic state …. Since my last trip to this town of 140 child brothels, the two ‘hotels’ (brothels) that I usually stay at were bombed. After the sun went down tonight, we traveled thru this no-man’s-land that leaves one questioning whether hell is truly reserved for those who’ve passed. The last photo captures in garish colors & unflinching light the juxtaposition that keeps me coming back to this work. These girls are being raped for profit, multiple times a night, by men five times their age… in what is unequivocally the fastest growing criminal economy on this planet. Their only witnesses? The teddy bears lining every corner of their rooms.”
“Leigh’s masterful narration takes the reader to places most women and even men have never seen – from the back rooms of child brothels in Jihadi country to the board rooms of America. Brilliantly written, with unmatched prose and unflinching honesty, Leigh leaves us here as she does on stage: laughing, crying, rejoicing – and remembering that the fate of the planet hangs on the courage that is found within us all.” — General Michael Flynn
“The author’s recountings of human slavery, courage and liberty were riveting.”
— Christiane Northrup MD, Best Selling Author
“Dundas demonstrates in clear terms how her anti-slavery work in foreign countries necessitated a 5th Generation mindset, and details as well how this skill set translated successfully into defeating unconstitutional initiatives here in America during the last 1,000 days … leaving the reader with the clear message that our talents and skills come second to our decision to take fearless action, and that battles are won by those with the courage to Just Stand Up.” — Mel K, Host of The Mel K Show
I always love listening to Leigh; her stories are the best. When I got the fairly long book, I was scared I wouldn't get through it all. But it was amazing! Every chapter very readable. I finished it in about 3 days. Fantastic stories and how "Stand Up" can apply to everyone, even in little ways that you wouldn't think would matter. Highly recommend!
I just started reading, and it is very matter of fact, taking my time so I can understand and pray.
This book is so well written and interesting it was hard to put it down. Glad I was able to read about her. An inspiration!