Freely in Hope’s Founder and International Director, Nikole Lim, is releasing her first book, Liberation is Here—capturing stories of women uncovering hope in a broken world. By joining the Liberation is Here Launch Team, you’ll play an integral role in promoting the book on your social media, writing a book review on the site you bought it from, and bringing important and powerful stories of hope to the world.

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Liberation Is Here is the story of Nikole Lim’s journey as an idealistic freelance filmmaker. Her career allowed her to step in and out of the lives of people who had experienced oppression around the world. But when confronted with the prevalence of sexual violence in Kenyan and Zambian communities, she commits to advocating alongside the courageous survivors whose lives have intersected with her own.

Illustrated with dramatic full-color photography from Lim’s own camera, Liberation Is Here transports us to forgotten corners of the world. 

Her journey proves that liberation is not just near, but it is here—in the eyes of the broken, the hearts of the oppressed, and the untold stories of our global community.


By joining the launch team, you'll receive exclusive content on the stories of beauty and pain that SHAPED the book, liberation is here.

  • Free entry to the Launch Party + 1 Extra Ticket,
  • Invitation to an exclusive Book Club with
    Freely in Hope Staff and Alumni,
  • Early access to the digital copy of the book,
  • Chance to win autographed books, prints, and limited edition merchandise,
  • Discount code to Freely in Hope’s Store.

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By buying through Bookshop.org, 10% will be donated to local bookshops and
10% will be donated to ending sexual violence through the work of Freely in Hope.

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upcoming events


September 26, 2020, 7 PM PST

Featuring performances from musicians Kevin Olusola from Pentatonix, Melissa Polinar, and Freely in Hope Alumni, Jean.


October 24, 2020, NOON PST

Join us for an intimate conversation with Nikole Lim and Freely in Hope staff and alumni.


As a launch team member, you’ll have opportunities to interact with Nikole, ask questions about the stories in the book, and learn about her leadership journey that inspired the formation of Freely in Hope.

Freely In Hope

Nikole Lim is a speaker, educator, and consultant on leveraging dignity through the restorative art of storytelling. Nikole shifts paradigms on how stories are told by platforming voices of the oppressed—sharing stories of beauty arising out of seemingly broken situations. As the Founder and International Director of Freely in Hope, Nikole has been deeply transformed by the powerful, tenacious, and awe-inspiring examples of survivors. Their audacious dreams have informed her philosophy for a survivor-led approach to community transformation.

Nikole graduated with a degree in Film Production from Loyola Marymount University and is currently pursuing a masters in Global Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary. She is a native of the Bay Area and can often be found buying fabric on the streets of Lusaka. Follow her @nikole_lim.

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Magdalene: Equipping Girls to Shine

My ultimate dream is to open a safe home for girls who have been rescued from prostitution, are at risk of being sexually abused, and have no one to fight for them. This home will be filled with hope, faith, and love for dreams to be restored so that they are able to go to school, just as I have.

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Every year, Freely In Hope hosts a four-day retreat for the scholars in Kenya and Zambia. Get a sneak peek into what we learned with each other!

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