Human Traffic Watch

Jillian Mourning, Model And Sex Trafficking Victim, Founds Prevention Nonprofit

In Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking on January 27, 2013 at 12:23 pm
Jillian Mourning, former sex trafficking victim and founder of All We Want Is LOVE, at a recent fundraising event.

Jillian Mourning, former sex trafficking victim and founder of All We Want Is LOVE, at a recent fundraising event.

While pursuing a part-time modeling career during college, Jillian Mourning, then 19, became a victim of sex trafficking — raped repeatedly by her manager and others, with pictures and video sold online, she told the Charlotte Observer.

Four years later, after a failed suicide attempt and counseling, the Charlotte, N.C. resident founded All We Want Is LOVE – Liberation of Victims Everywhere, a nonprofit that educates youth about human trafficking and provides funding for established groups that rescue victims like herself, according to the news outlet.

“You need to have kids understand trafficking so they don’t become victimized,” Mourning told the Observer. The model, now 25, attributes her naivety as a young adult and “fiery passion for modeling” as factors that made her vulnerable for abuse, she describes on her organization’s website.

Source: Huffington Post

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