Human trafficking enjoys a taboo status in America—and as one trafficking survivor tells Native Hope—there’s no easy way out.
She sits agitatedly, flipping her hair—up, down, around, then into a bun—then into a ponytail. “When you don’t feel valued, feeling desired is appealing until you realize that value and desire are not even close to the same thing,” explains the teenager.
She fits the profile. She is young, naive, and impoverished. She is a victim.