May Woman of the Month - Melody Towns

Melody Towns is a woman who inspires us at Esther & Co every day. A mother, writer, speaker and entrepreneur, Melody has devoted so much of her career to making a positive impact on the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in the world, shedding light on the dark reality of human trafficking for thousands of men, women and children across the globe. This endeavour is manifested in the foundation that Melody created, Be Hers, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to ending slavery by raising awareness, and by partnering with anti-trafficking organisations to rescue and rehabilitate survivors. 

Melody’s story began when she heard about the injustice of human trafficking and was convinced she had to do something about it. She didn’t have much in the way of funding or know-how – all she had was the heart to help those who were desparate and couldn’t help themselves. A small high tea with her closest girlfriends to raise awareness about the cause soon transformed into the Be Her Freedom events of today, where thousands of people come together to raise awareness of the tragic and terrible realities of modern slavery, and to raise money to help the victims themselves. Today, Be Hers has grown into the organisation that Melody always hoped it would be, and it is an organisation that we at Esther & Co are so proud to partner with. By purchasing Be Hers product from our Be Hers Foundation Collection, you can partner with us and Be Hers in the fight to change the lives of the victims of human trafficking.

 A woman of integrity, compassion and empathy, Melody is simply an inspiration. She truly revealed the heart she has for victims of human trafficking in an interview in 2020: ‘I want my children to grow up in a world where everyone is equal. Where injustice and discrimination and violence and abuse isn't hidden in the shadows because a generation decided to say enough is enough and to work together to place value back on humanity.’ We love everything Melody & Be Hers stand for, and we are proud to announce Melody Towns as our Woman of the Month for May!