As Director of Mentoring at My Life My Choice, a groundbreaking survivor-led organization fighting the sexual exploitation of adolescents, Ann Wilkinson arranges and supervises mentoring relationships between exploited youth and survivor mentors, to help girls build self-worth and the ability to trust, and pursue a safer path.
“I remember believing that I would never be anything other than what my exploiter said I would be – for sale. I was wrong. Today, I serve as a living example for young victims of commercial sexual exploitation that they too can overcome any obstacle. I tell them that the exploitation that happened to them does not define them, that there is hope, and that the good in the world outweighs the bad. As a survivor, I can empower other young victims in their journey from victim to survivor to leader and, together, we can put an end to this horrific crime against children.”