My name is Jessica I am a survivor of human trafficking, sexual, physical, and mental abuse. I was adopted at 6 by abusive parents, who locked me in a room with nothing and had to do chores to earn food, shower, and clothes. I was bullied in school and leaned on a boy who gave me attention, he is the one who turned me over to the traffickers at 11. At 13 I became homeless and already addicted to drugs. I am now 38, clean 7 years and happily married for 21. I was blessed that my husband rescued me from the streets. Many don't make it. My poetry helps me talk about what life really is about, behind the scenes. My poetry is my therapy.