I Survived Sex Trafficking

"I was 12 years old when I first got trafficked..I felt worthless."

Sex Trafficking is the act of forcing a person to engage in sexual activity for profit. The majotiy of victims are vunerable women and young children.

Imagine seeing kids your age going to school and living a normal life, while working day in day out on the streets for a violent and abusive pimp, stealing from local stores just to go to juvenile jail for a break from him, imagine being totally unsure of your future. Unimaginable right?

But survivable; there is a way out. If you need help, text BeFree (233733) to the Polaris “BeFree” Textline or call the National Human Trafficking Hotline 1 (888) 373-7888. To get more info, donate or volunteer call: Journey Out 1 (818) 988-4970

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Ruth MacGilp is an Edinburgh based blogger, and an activist for all things ethical in the fashion industry, as well as supporting the #shopsmall and #shoplocal movements through her work.
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