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Holly Smith

Holly is a survivor of child sex trafficking and an advocate against all forms of human trafficking. Her story has been featured on Dr. Oz and in Cosmopolitan magazine. Holly is requested on a regular basis to provide testimony and input to law enforcement, service providers, human trafficking task forces, legislators, educators, and journalists. In her nonfiction book, Walking Prey, Holly shares her personal story and discusses dynamics related to the commercial sexual exploitation, including sex trafficking, of children in the United States. Walking Prey is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and IndieBound. (Photo Credit: Richmond Times-Dispatch, 2012.)

Sun Gate Foundation: How YOU can help victims of human trafficking to access education

Shamere McKenzie tells us more about the Sun Gate Foundation and how we can all get involved in supporting victims of human trafficking.

Sex Trafficking: Survivor Marcela Loaiza becomes international advocate for prevention, advocacy, collaboration

Survivor of sex trafficking, Marcela Loaiza, has become an international advocate in the fight against human trafficking.

Human Trafficking: International awareness events draw together survivors, government leaders

International advocates and survivors of human trafficking come together for awareness and education events with government leaders in South and Latin America.

Think your child is safe from sex traffickers? Think again

CHERRY HILL, NJ, May 11, 2014 – In my recently-released book, Walking Prey, I address the fact that many parents believe that their children...

How well-meaning efforts can be harmful to survivors of trauma

PHILADELPHIA, April 21, 2014 — Human trafficking is one of those issues that cuts deep into the hearts of men and women across the...

Sex Trafficking: My Life My Choice offers a mentorship model for victims

BOSTON, April 5, 2014 — In my recently-released book, Walking Prey, I explain that exposure to healthy and empowered survivors is vital in aftercare...

Survivors of Slavery: New book offers global narratives on modern-day slavery

NEW ORLEANS, LA, March 24, 2014 – Last week, my book, Walking Prey, was released by Palgrave Macmillan and is available via Amazon, Barnes...

Wellspring Living serves victims of sex trafficking in Georgia

ATLANTA, GA, March 15, 2014 – Wellspring Living is an organization that offers services to victims of sexual abuse and exploitation. Their mission is...

Interviewing victims of human trafficking: Survivors offer advice

Survivors share insights on how to best interview human trafficking victims.

Mental health workers must collaborate with trauma survivors

BOSTON, February 22, 2014 – My name is Zoe Kessler, and I am both a clinical social worker and a survivor of commercial sex...

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