Body Chek Blog

  • A Trafficked Survivor’s Story—Ask the Right Question

    I meet Ashley’s 19-year-old son who drove her down from their home in Goldsboro, NC, along with her 11-year-old daughter. They are sweet, respectful kids and appear joyful. I wonder how many times they’ve heard their mom’s harrowing story of drugs, johns, beatings, jail, and the traffickers who controlled her life for two decades.
  • A Survivor’s Story—From Trafficked to Thriving: Part 2

    So often it’s the smallest decisions we make that change our lives in the most monumental ways.

    For Heather Pounds, it was a split-second decision to forego her turn-signal that drove her out of her life of bondage.

    By that point a young woman in her early 30s, Heather had been trafficked for the better part of 18 years.