“I'm not ashamed of what happened to me anymore.”

When she was 12, Barbara Amaya ran away from an abusive home.

She ended up on the streets of Washington D.C. where she was picked up by sex traffickers and forced into prostitution.

At StoryCorps, Barbara spoke with her daughter, Bianca Belteton, about the years that followed.

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Recorded in Arlington, Virginia
Music Info: "Milo" by Fredrik from the album Trilogi.
Produced by Jasmyn Belcher
Facilitated by Daniel Sitts
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