Angie was molested by her stepdad until she ran away at the age of 13. After years of abusive boyfriends she found herself on the street where she met someone who offered to pay for a hotel room and some food in exchange for sex. Sex was the only thing Angie knew how to do. This began an endless cycle of turning tricks to buy drugs and food.
The little girl in an abusive home who you would have done anything to help, is now a 27 year old drug-addicted prostitute with missing teeth. Rather than wanting to help her, people blame her and are afraid of her. People say things like, “you choose to do this” and “you could have gotten help.”
Thank you for coming to see Traffick at the Cincinnati Fringe Festival. We welcome you to continue the discussion on sex slavery in our community by sharing your experience in the comments.