Throughout the month of January, to recognize Human Trafficking Awareness Month, we have shared the stories of survivors of sex trafficking. Jenny, Laurie, and now Damita, were brave enough to tell us what the it was like before, during, and after being in the life. Each survivor finds their own path to breaking free, each survivor experiences their own setbacks and challenges. But meeting Damita today, you would not know about her struggles by speaking with her. Her confidence and determination are clear and it’s hard to imagine a time where she wasn’t exactly who she is today. We thank all of the survivors for sharing their stories with us and we challenge you to remember them throughout the year and not only during a specific month or on a particular day. Take a stand against sex trafficking every day.
Trigger warning: many events and descriptions in the following story are graphic and may be triggering for some readers.
This third and final story in our series belongs to Damita.