Survivor and Author Theresa Flores travels the U.S. sharing her story of trafficking and being a sex slave while living in an upper-middle class suburb of Detroit, Michigan. At 15 years of age she was drugged, raped and tortured for two long years — kept in bondage, forced to pay back an impossible debt as a sex slave — all the while living at home, attempting to keep her family safe.
Theresa's organization, TraffickFree builds awareness about domestic sex trafficking and sexually exploited children in the U.S. Their purpose is to educate students, parents, professionals and motel owners/staff on the red flags of trafficking and how to identify a victim. They work in partnership with other organizations to rescue missing adolescents from becoming a human trafficking victim. They work in partnership with other organizations to rescue missing adolescents from becoming a human trafficking victim. Equally as important is to help survivors heal from the trauma of being trafficked and empowering them to become productive citizens. Learn more about Theresa and her plight to stop human trafficking by reading her best memoir, "The Slave Across the Street."
If you don't think human trafficking happens in your zip code, think again. Come learn more about human trafficking and Theresa's story and why she created S.O.A.P. Her presentation will bring you anger, sadness, laughter and motivation to do something about this horrific crime.