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This isn’t a profession. It’s exploitation.
You don't feel like a person when you're treated like a product.
When you’re poor, you’re vulnerable.
Each time I own my truth and tell it, I get stronger.
Every time I tell my story a little bit more of my past goes away.
Getting caught up in the sex trade is easier than people think. Getting out? That’s the hard part.
Choosing between bad options is not a choice.
It’s impossible to describe the feeling of being owned by someone else.
Speaking out makes me feel that I have value, and something to add to the world.
It’s not the land of the free if all of us aren’t free.
First you lose yourself. Then you lose your dreams.
Violence is the rule in the sex trade, not the exception.
Every time I speak, it sets me free a little bit more.
Being homeless means being vulnerable.

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The testimonies of those who have survived human trafficking and sexual and labor exploitation are the driving force behind everything we do at World Without Exploitation. We invite survivors to share your testimony with us.

We’re imagining a world without exploitation.
And we’re fighting for it. 

"Imagining a World Without Exploitation” is a crowdsourced video poem featuring the survivors and allies who are driving our movement. Created by World Without Exploitation founding partner The Voices and Faces Project, as part of their “Louder Together” poetry initiative, it’s powerful call to great compassion and action. Watch and be inspired!