I sat across from her in that little kitchen filled with coffee, cucumbers and love while we discussed as much as we could of her perceptions of trafficking.

Moldova is an obvious target for the trafficking of humans all across the world for both the sex industry as well as forced labor. This country is talked of greatly in documentaries, books and estimated statistics as though it were the one and only country suffering from trafficking. Of course, there is no place worldwide untouched by trafficking. I’d been set up by all that I’d watched and read to feel a certain way about the Moldovan Culture when in reality, they are just like us. In the dark and unprepared for the beast of Trafficking. Although at first I’d wondered how my friend hadn’t know about the trafficking in her country, I was quickly reminded by the little beat of my…

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