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.
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.