Today, we share with you the second story in our series of survivor stories, in honor of Human Trafficking Awareness Month. We are breaking up these stories into what life was like before, during, and after the life. Laurie is brave and has shared details that may be incredibly difficult for some readers, so we want to add an extra level of warning for anyone who may be reading. These are Laurie’s words, as written by Laurie, and serve the purpose of showing you the cost on another human’s life, when people treat people as products to abuse and exploit.
Trigger warning: many events and descriptions in the following story are graphic and may be triggering for some readers.