Someone who has changed my life goes by the name of *Ben Tanner. He not only changed my life for bad but also good. The man is my convicted kidnapper. I spent three long days going through trauma with sex, violence, physical abuse, and drug abuse. I found good in this situation because I gained enough passion and strength to escape after the words repeatedly played in my head: “Wait until the right time to run.”

I made it and now I’m here. I’m not only here as the girl that got trafficked. I’m now known as the girl that made it through to advocate for girls that have been in the same situation as I. I’m here to show young women that NO MATTER what you go through or you have went through, there’s someone who’s been through and made it through, too. I’m here to show you’re not alone.