Liberty’s employers promised that if she worked as their nanny, they would pay a good salary and send her to college. Instead, she was a slave in their home, made to work round-the-clock with little sleep and survive on the leftover scraps of food she cooked for them. Liberty escaped with the help of members of a local church and, in turn, has helped liberate other enslaved domestic workers.
“When I was imprisoned by my employers, all I wanted was the chance to pursue my education. Now I am attending college, and I made a poster for a class presentation on human trafficking. No one in my class knows that I was a slave, not even my professor. When I graduate, I want to become an international human rights activist. No matter how powerful a person is, no one has the right to oppress another human being.”