Meet Shamere McKenzie, the recently-appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Sun Gate Foundation, a national organization focused on providing support to survivors of human trafficking who wish to gain access to private, continuing, and/or higher education. Why is this mission important to Shamere? Because she herself was once a victim of sex trafficking, and as a young adult pursuing a college education, she has had to overcome many obstacles. “As a survivor, I know firsthand the stigma and difficulties faced by survivors of sex trafficking,” Shamere says, “And, as the recipient of the first Sun Gate Foundation scholarship, I am a walking example to other survivors that they too can pick up the broken pieces and live a life of their choosing.” Click here to read the entire article written by Holly Smith.
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Stacy Jewell Lewis presents “7 Layers Captive” a play which depicts her real life story as a sex slave in America. Her riveting one woman performance has left audiences breathless as she captivates the soul through music, poetry and dynamic storytelling.
NOW SHOWING in Washington, DC. Visit http://www.stacyjewelllewis.com to find show dates and locations.
Stacy shares her story with KAAL TV news in Rochester, MN
Click here to read Shamere’s story written by fellow survivor Rebecca Bender.