It’s hard to believe that in our world today, there are more slaves in the world than any other time in history. One of the most profitable and booming businesses globally is the buying and selling of people, especially in the sex slavery industry.
As you all may know by now, actress Jada Pinkett-Smith has been working hard to shed light on the human trafficking business, and she recently begn working on a documentary for CNN that shows how women are lured into the sex slave trade. While doing her research, she recently visited Atlanta and connected with women who began as strippers before they were forced into sex trafficking.
In a video update that she posted to her Facebook page, Jada said that her eyes have been opened to what’s going on right here under our noses, right in our backyards, to our daughters (and sons) who see a certain image in the media, but when they go out on their own and try to make that money, they get swept up before they even know what’s happened to them.
I just finished my first day of shooting in Atlanta. I went to a wonderful facility called Well Spring and got to meet three really dynamic women who had been trafficked. I learned so much from them today and I really learned a lot about perception. How things are perceived and I think the thing that really caught me today was that one of these young ladies, really bright young girl. You know the gateway to trafficking for her was stripping. You know as we know here in Atlanta the strip culture is pretty prevalent.
She said she just wanted to be an independent chick. She wanted to make that money. She wanted to be that girl she saw in videos. She said she wanted to be that girl she heard in songs.