#26 as she calls herself, was ripped out of her home when she was 7 and brought to Cincinnati. Her debt bondage for transportation to the States was held over her head for almost 30 years by her trafficker. She could never make quite enough money to pay him off and he threatened her with deportation.
She is 36 years old now and free from her “master.” Despite the face that she is a survivor, she still only identifies as #26.
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