This Friday evening on PROFILES Mickey sits down with Natalie Grant,
singer, songwriter of contemporary Christian music. She received the
Gospel Music Association's Dove Award for Female Vocalist of the Year
four consecutive years (2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009), and again in
2012. She was also nominated for a Grammy in 2012 for her
performance of "Alive". Her signature song is "Held".
Grant is involved in campaigning against human trafficking. She was
affected by an episode of "Law & Order" that dealt with the topic, and
began to do research. Her studies led her and her husband to travel to
India to witness the red-light districts and what is being done to stop
them. That experience changed the trajectory of Natalie's life and
reportedly changed the way she approaches her music.
In 2005 Grant founded The Home Foundation, which has since evolved
into Abolition International, an international organization with the aim
of eradicating sex trafficking through aftercare accreditation,
advocacy, and education and provision of restoration homes for
victims of sex trafficking.