Human trafficking survivor, anti-human trafficking advocate and co-founder of A Bridge of Hope, Kimberly Benson, openly shares the horrific circumstances she found herself in and how someone was able to sell her to another human being. Hers is a story of hope, strength, determination and courage.
How did you become involved in the movement against human trafficking, sex trafficking, and sexual exploitation?
My passion stems from being a victim once myself. When I was 18, I thought I knew it all – enough to keep me from trouble, but didn’t know that trouble would come looking for me. I left home to live on my own. After having been in several negative and abusive relationships, I was all alone. A young lady and I became friends. She was the best, was always there, encouraged me, bought me clothes, took me to get my hair and nails done. We were great friends.
She came to me one evening and asked me if I wanted to go to a house party. This was my first adult party, so I dressed up, put on the make-up, and was so excited. We drove there in my car. I didn’t…
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