I am a survivor of trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. I got trafficked at an early age, by the time I was able to get away from my trafficker I was too beat down to believe that I could do anything different with my life. I remained in "the life" for 15 years before leaving when I was 32 years old. I co-founded the Organization for prostitution Survivors in 2013, in Seattle Washington. I am the director of Survivor Services at this time. I have been in direct service for over 10 years working with women and girls that have been in "the life" or are currently in "the life". We are the only survivor founded, survivor led organization in the state of Washington. We believe in employing survivors and have an internship program for our participants. I now direct mostly, but still remain in direct service at some capacity.