I did not think that I was being trafficked because money was not exchanged, but when a female is being sold for any type of gain, it is considered trafficking. On one hand, it feels empowering, wanted, and needed, with bad attention being better than none. It was easy for me because I had already been numb for years with drugs and alcohol, so turning off my soul and becoming an object was easy.
At the end, I was a broken, empty shell that was utterly exhausted. I coped by being constantly high on meth, weed, and alcohol. When I went to jail the last time, I knew I needed to get out. I connected with Priceless inside the jail, and they were waiting for me when I was released.
I still had a criminal mentality, wondering what I could gain out of the Priceless organization. What I gained were two individuals who scared me to death with the goodness of their hearts. They saved my life. We started off simple with once-a-week coffee dates and talking. Somewhere in me, I had always dreamed to be just like them. These two women saved my life by taking the time and patience to understand me and offer complete love.
I hope to be a walking testimony to those who may benefit from my growth and be the best I can be for myself and my family. I am ready to give back now with God's love.