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February 20th, 2018
Trafficking Survivor: I Was Changed Watching Liberated

Liberated: The New Sexual Revolution exposes today’s young adult hookup culture, providing compelling, relevant insight on the normalization of sexual violation. As I watched the film I began to consider how this toxic phenomenon connected to my own experience of being exploited. Liberated is not just the title of this film—it describes my experience. I was trafficked from age 11 to 17 in prostitution and pornography, and I was liberated...

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September 18th, 2017
My Life at Age 11: Trafficked in a Portland Brothel

I was trafficked at a brothel-type warehouse, on the edge of Portland, Oregon, from age 11-14. At the warehouse they sent different types of men to different girls, according to our “aptitudes” and skills. My life with a sociopathic father, who was all about his good-guy image, made me a fit for one group of sex buyers in particular. We will call them “the good guys” since that is what...

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May 9th, 2017
Trafficked at 11—outreach through the eyes of a survivor

“Yesterday is not today.” Those words circled through me as we drove towards Houston. I knew I was meant to be in this car moving towards the Justice Rally outreach. What I did not know was what I was walking into and how I would be changed. As a survivor of sex trafficking I live with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) every day. All survivors do. PTSD, basically, is when...

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