At 19, Jillian Mourning was pursuing a part-time career as a model while also attending college in North Carolina.
On a modeling assignment, while she was sleeping in her hotel room, she says, her manager and his friends raped her and videotaped the ordeal. Mourning says a cycle of blackmail and sex trafficking continued for six months.
Finally, she says, she was able to get out of the dangerous situation after her manager was arrested and imprisoned on unrelated financial charges.
Mourning decided to use her nightmare experience to help others avoid the same ordeal.
Now, a Do Something award finalist, she has an organization that works to stop human trafficking: All We Want is LOVE (Liberation of Victims Everywhere).
After a brief break from school, Mourning returned to classes, focusing on international studies and German with a minor in holocaust, genocide and human rights, and began to tell people her story.
“The more I talked about it, the better I felt,” she told Yahoo News. ButRead More »from Model and sex trafficking victim now runs prevention nonprofit