Kristine was trafficked at the age of 15 after becoming involved with a group of teenagers engaged in drugs and prostitution. She feels that in her youth, she was not capable of making good decisions and that nobody was protecting her. Her trafficker was violent and threatened her life. Kristine exited the sex trade with the help of a detective. She now works as a legal assistant.
“Survivors of trafficking have been oppressed long enough. You can only silence one for so long and they will come back with plenty of things to say and advocate for others. The movement is becoming more collaborative and one day my hope is that we will be one echo not just for us, but for generations.”