Human Traffic Watch

Local nonprofit creates anti-trafficking program for schools

In Awareness, Child Sex Trafficking, Forced Prostitution, Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking on December 18, 2012 at 9:10 pm
Photo: Scott Elmquist / Style Weekly

Photo: Scott Elmquist / Style Weekly

Halloween was scary to me this year, and it wasn’t because of zombies, ghosts, or gremlins!  It was because I was speaking to a group of high school students about the connection between negative messages in the media and the exploitation of young girls.  As a teen survivor of child sex trafficking, I was ridiculed in high school with labels like hooker andprostitute.  As a result, some of those painful memories boiled up on October 31st as I made my way through the hallways of Hermitage High School in Richmond, Virginia.

Read more: http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/speaking-out/2012/dec/4/local-nonprofit-creates-anti-trafficking-program-s/#ixzz2EYX7EujF

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