Mariah is the Program Manager of End Slavery Now. Currently living in Cincinnati, Ohio, she graduated from the University of Cincinnati's DAAP program with a degree in Digital Design. Check out her work at www.mariahacord.com
You can read a lot about what makes someone vulnerable to exploitation and the stages of grooming. But, there is little discussion on what brings people to exploit others and what can be done to prevent these types of people from becoming exploiters. Below is an attempt to understand sample life events and experiences that push or pull a person into becoming a trafficker.
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