Jessica's Story (2013)
9min · Documentary, Short, Drama · 1 June 2013
Jessica escaped the nightmare of sexual abuse and trafficking that she'd lived in since she was six. As one of thousands of children who are sex trafficked in America, Jessica had few resources to turn to as she sought escape. Limited help and significant stigma contributed to her protracted nightmare so when she finally got out, she knew she had to help other girls do the same. Now in her twenties, Jessica is rebuilding her life and supporting other victims. Watch as she shares her story with street-artist Lydiaemily, who paints a large mural in LA's infamous Skid Row to capture Jessica's resilience. In a community where the sexual violence of girls has become routine, this piece serves as a beacon of hope and empowerment.
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