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Rising Stars: Meet Hope Beryl-Green

Today we’d like to introduce you to Hope Beryl-Green.

Hi Hope, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
I was born into sex trafficking, and my mother died at birth. I never had a choice. I was told when I could eat, sleep, and go to the bathroom.

The people who were trafficking me looked like a normal middle-class family, but they were selling me for sex behind closed doors. They trafficked me in the local church, school, and also in many different states. I never had an opportunity to get free.

Everybody thought it was just a nice family, with one of my traffickers working in the school. And both traffickers have influence in the church. They took me to restaurants to traffic me. They also trafficked me in the airports we went to. I was a cheerleader and looked like everything was fine on the outside.

But I was hiding the fact that I was being raped daily. I had no one to help me because no one ever asked me if I was ok. I was depressed and suicidal. Until one day I met a Christian couple that helped me get free.

God asked them to help me, and they did. It took seven long years to finally get free. I had to see that I wasn’t at fault and that I was a victim. That I deserved to be free.

The couple never gave up on me. And finally, after 31 years in slavery, I was free! Since then I have been getting counseling and healing from deep wounds. Papa God has given me the opportunity to share my story in many outlets to help others see the truth about sex trafficking.

He also gave me the ability to write a book about my story. I have a passion for people being set free. Sex trafficking is a travesty in this country that needs to be exposed and abolished!

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
My road to freedom was an excruciating journey. There were many ups and downs. But God led me through each trial.

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I am an author, speaker, and antitrafficking nonprofit director. I am passionate about setting the captive free. I teach and empower people to take a stand against sex trafficking.

I survived sex trafficking so I can help other survivors in their journey to healing, as well as provide information to those that are walking alongside survivors.

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