Dispatch from Pattaya

Dispatch from Pattaya

By Nations Media “I was in a bar recently and a john told me, ‘Pattaya is where people go to die.’” The bar that Dianna Bautista refers to is one of hundreds in Pattaya’s red light district. These bars are not just bars, but also brothels—places to purchase illicit...
Into the Darkness

Into the Darkness

By Annelise Jolley Welcome to Pattaya On a humid Friday night, we are walking into the heart of Pattaya’s red light district. The air pulses with sound and heat. Bass thumps from deep within each bar and neon signs announce cheap beer, massages, and friendly girls....
Faith, Hope, and Shear Love

Faith, Hope, and Shear Love

By Nations Media Dianna Bautista: hairdresser, blogger, and human rights advocate. There aren’t many people who would give up their own lives to improve the lives of women half a world away, but that’s exactly what she did. In 2014, she sold everything she...