On this week’s episode of She Thinks, we highlight National Human Trafficking Prevention Month to bring awareness to this ongoing issue not only globally but in the United States as well. Sheri Lopez joins to give her first-hand account of being groomed and trafficked as a girl. She bravely shares her story in order to prevent as many children as possible from walking down the same path she did. 

Sheri Lopez is the founder of the nonprofit Pearl at the Mailbox and a survivor of human trafficking. She was groomed and trafficked at the age of 15 in 1980, well before there was an “official” name for what was happening to her. She speaks boldly about her experience to educate Americans about the child grooming process so that people can understand what grooming is and how it happens.