Regina Fowler entered “the life” at age 15. She was sexually molested as a child beginning at age six and ended up living with a friend as a young teenager, where she was exposed to prostitution. During this period, she began using drugs as a way to cope. She has been out of “the life” for nine years after having spent 19 years in prostitution. She now works to support and mentor girls and women and publically challenge the misperception that women are in prostitution by choice and that they like what they do, rather than having been victimized and forced into it by unstable and unsafe circumstances beyond their control.
“I wasn’t born to be in bondage.”