Get on your phones and start tweeting, retweeting, posting, liking, and hash-tagging. Because January is #HumanTraffickingAwarenessMonth.
Before volunteering for Palate, I thought sex slavery only really happened in developing countries. But between 14,500 and 17,500 people are trafficked in the United States each year. In 2014, the National Human Trafficking Resource Center’s hotline received reports of trafficking cases from every state within the US. And no doubt: there’s been even more cases that were not reported.