When I was 14 years old, I was lured away from home by a man I met at a New Jersey shopping mall. This man told me that I was pretty enough to be a model and that I was too mature for high school. It was the summer after my eighth grade middle school graduation, and I feared high school. I was afraid of getting beat up in the

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(CNN) In Washington, everyone hates human trafficking. Over the last decade, as public awareness of modern slavery has grown, so too has the U.S. government’s effort to combat it. Leaders of both parties have teamed up to pass anti-trafficking laws, and impassioned speeches denouncing the horrific practice are common. Yet there is a glaring disconnect between espoused ideals and demonstrated commitment. Each year the federal government dedicates less than $150

CHICAGO – Xyza Bacani, a former domestic worker in Hong Kong turned street and documentary photographer recently visited Chicago where she met her fans with one mission in mind. “Labor trafficking is everywhere,” said Bacani. “We have no idea that we’re talking to a victim, and most of the time they themselves don’t even know they are victims,” she said. Bacani now works for Redux, a photo agency in New

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