Global Activism: “Selah Freedom” Helps Chicago Sexual Slavery Survivor Tell Her Story

In this Aug. 9, 2018, photo, Laura LeMoon, a former sex worker and trafficking survivor, displays her tattoos, reading “Harm” and “Reduction” on her forearms, in Seattle. LeMoon, who co-founded Safe Night Access Project in Seattle to provide harm reduction services to sex workers on the streets. She said she has seen far more women on Seattle’s strolls. Solicitors have gotten younger, too, she said. She used to primarily serve middle-aged sex workers, she said, but now they often appear 25 or younger.
In this Aug. 9, 2018, photo, Laura LeMoon, a former sex worker and trafficking survivor, displays her tattoos, reading "Harm" and "Reduction" on her forearms, in Seattle. Elaine Thompson / AP Images
In this Aug. 9, 2018, photo, Laura LeMoon, a former sex worker and trafficking survivor, displays her tattoos, reading “Harm” and “Reduction” on her forearms, in Seattle. LeMoon, who co-founded Safe Night Access Project in Seattle to provide harm reduction services to sex workers on the streets. She said she has seen far more women on Seattle’s strolls. Solicitors have gotten younger, too, she said. She used to primarily serve middle-aged sex workers, she said, but now they often appear 25 or younger.
In this Aug. 9, 2018, photo, Laura LeMoon, a former sex worker and trafficking survivor, displays her tattoos, reading "Harm" and "Reduction" on her forearms, in Seattle. Elaine Thompson / AP Images

Global Activism: “Selah Freedom” Helps Chicago Sexual Slavery Survivor Tell Her Story

The recent criminal justice reform movement has transformed our understanding of so-called “prostitution.” Law enforcement and policymakers are evolving in identifying people in sex work as victims of sex trafficking and sexual slavery. Selah Freedom, a Chicago and Sarasota-based not-for-profit, provides safety for sex trafficking victims in the United States. “Selah” in Hebrew means “to pause, rest and reflect.” The group spreads awareness, and provides shelter and rehabilitation for survivors. For our Global Activism segment, Selah Freedom President and CEO, Elizabeth Fisher, returns to update us on her work. She’s joined by “Julianne”, a Chicago-area sexual slavery survivor and Selah Freedom survivor graduate.