They are girls like Jackie who ran away from an abusive home at 13 only to be found alone and hungry by a trafficker who promised to love her like a father/boyfriend/Prince Charming.
He sold her to at least six different men every night. Young girls like Jackie are the new commodities that traffickers and gangs are selling.
They don’t normally choose black women, and that hurts.
I’m not afraid to say it and don’t feel like I need to run the list down for you.
And seated next to John Ridley – who wrote the screenplay for “12 Years A Slave” and won an Oscar for it last night – was his Asian wife Gayle.
The majority of these children being sold for sex are girls between the ages of 12 and 14.Dido was born in 1761 as the illegitimate daughter of a Royal Navy captain, John Lindsay, and a black slave woman brought to England on board his ship.When Lindsay returned to sea, he placed the little girl in the care of his childless uncle, Lord Mansfield.Dido was raised amid the splendour of Kenwood House in Hampstead, north London, Lord Mansfield’s weekend retreat.Remarkably for the times, when Georgian England was dominated by rules on class and colour, Dido was treated almost as one of the family.They are girls abducted or lured by traffickers and then routinely raped, beaten into submission, and sometimes even branded.