Terry Forliti

Survivor of Sex Trafficking and
Executive Director, Breaking Free

Terry Forliti

A survivor of many forms of sexual, physical, and emotional abuse, Terry Forliti now mentors women exiting the sex trade. She has a degree in Organizational Leadership from Bethel University and is a member of the Minnesota Human Trafficking Task Force, serving on two committees. Ms. Forliti received the 2015 Lois M. Christensen Award for Women Who Impact by the Minnesota Women of Today.

“The act of prostitution is the most heinous, invasive abuse that a person can endure. It is wrong on so many levels and needs to be exposed for what it is—the world’s oldest oppression. It angers me when the media glorifies prostitution; there is absolutely nothing glamorous about it. The image during biblical times, the Wild West, and other periods in history that women had a choice and were having fun is false.”