Becca Stevens and Thistle Farms are featured in the new documentary, A Path Appears. The three-part series airs January 26, February 2, and February 9 at 10 pm (EST) on PBS. This Nicholas Kristof/Sheryl WuDunn documentary is a follow-up to the award-winning documentary, Half the Sky.

The documentary uncovers the harshest forms of gender-based oppression and human rights violations in the United States, Colombia, Haiti, and Kenya, as well as the effective solutions being implemented to combat them. Check out the official trailer below. Then tune into the documentary to learn more about Becca and Thistle Farms’ work helping women recover from human trafficking.

Don’t forget to join Sandbox Cooperative to hear Becca Stevens on Sunday, February 8 at 7 pm (CST). Streaming online right here at


On Sunday, February 8, Sandbox Cooperative will welcome Becca Stevens. Becca is founder of Magdalene & Thistle Farms, a community and social enterprise that stands with women recovering from trafficking, prostitution, addiction and life on the streets. Magdalene serves women for two years at no cost to residents, and Thistle Farms employs residents and graduates of Magdalene in manufacturing, marketing, and selling natural bath and beauty products.

Becca’s story will challenge our assumptions and ideas on the issues faced by women who have experienced being part of the human trafficking industry.

Join us Live at Studio 324 (324 S Broadway #100, Rochester, MN) or streaming online.
[Doors open at 6:30 pm, Event and Live Stream begin at 7:00 pm]

More About Becca

Along with founding Magdalene & Thistle Farms, the Reverend Becca Stevens is the author of nine books and is an Episcopal priest serving as Chaplain at St. Augustine’s at Vanderbilt University.

Becca’s personality infuses her writing and speaking. She is earnest and empathetic, focused and funny. She is known for her wit as well as her humility, for day-to-day absent-mindedness and for steadfast practicality. Her message is honest to a fault, shaped by the good and bad of life, and yet it is fervently hopeful and determinedly loving. At once graceful and intimate, her prose wears real skin and muscle as it moves through the heaven and hell that inhabit the earth, imbued with the sweet unexpected scent of grace.

Becca and Thistle Farms have been featured on NPR, PBS, CNN, O Magazine, Huffington Post, Southern Living, Christian Century, and Christian Science Monitor. Decca was recently named the 2011 Social Entrepreneur of the Year in Nashville, Tennessee. To date, she has raised more than $15 million for the organizations she supports.

Her newest book, The Way of Tea & Justice: Rescuing the World’s Favorite Beverage from its Violent History” was released in fall of 2014.

Becca lives in Nashville with her husband, Grammy-winning songwriter Marcus Hummon, and their three sons.