Does She Know?

Does She Know?

I was sitting across the table in a warm coffee shop on a cold day, the clock was ticking.  I had so many questions, but a language barrier and time were working against me. Within these limitations, how do you tell someone that they are being trafficked if they don’t realize it? How do you build their trust?  What is THE most important thing that you can say at a moment like this? 

Will You Be My Victim?

Will You Be My Victim?

This Valentine’s Day, Americans will spend an estimated $18.2 billion on flowers, candy, and cards. For most of us, Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to spend a little extra time (and money) on the people we love. But for some, the holiday can serve as the perfect stage to enact a much more sinister plot. Many women and girls who become victims of sex trafficking receive attention and romantic gifts from men as a means to lure them into the trade.