Chosen, a 20-minute film, tells the shocking true story of two “all-American” teenage girls deceived into trafficking. Eighteen-year-old Brianna was an honor-roll student and cheerleader and worked at a local café. Thirteen-year-old Lacy was an active member of her youth group, and a volunteer in her community.
Both were manipulated. Both were exploited. Both were “chosen”.
Each year in the United States, at least 100,000 children are exploited in the commercial sex industry. Because sex trafficking is an issue rarely discussed at home, in school, or in church, parents and children are unaware of the dangers that face America’s youth. Shared Hope International is reaching out with the truth — to equip and protect kids from being chosen.
Today, Brianna still has nightmares that “they” have found her again … but she has become an outspoken activist, sharing her personal experience to save others. She recently even allowed her story to be told on a billboard in Times Square, desperately hoping her warnings will be heeded.