This industry thrives because it is uncomfortable to talk about and so it remains in the dark. Please, I implore all parents to educate yourselves and discuss this information with your children. A little bit of education now could save their lives later.
To your family’s safety.
Chris B. Jácome
Written by Alison Singh Gee:
Most Americans think sex trafficking is something that happens somewhere else to someone else, if they think of it at all. Brianna was a bubbly high school student, a beloved daughter and sister, and a cheerleader. Trafficking was not on her radar.
After school Brianna waitressed at a diner in her small Washington state town. Richard, a man in his mid-40s, and a woman he introduced as his wife often came in and engaged Brianna in conversation. Richard asked her about her life (she was the youngest daughter of five kids in a loving middle-class home), her birthday (she would turn 18 in a couple of weeks), her dreams for school and work (to go to college in Seattle), and the kinds of boyfriends she liked the most (handsome blond athletes). Brianna thought…
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