One Woman's Journey Into Sex Slavery And Back In The Heart Of Silicon Valley

Mike Su

Meet Ana. She grew up a mile from Twitter's headquarters but a world apart in the Tenderloin district in San Francisco. It's easy to think sex trafficking is something that only happens in some far off land, but it's also happening right here, in our backyards, in the shadows of some of the wealthiest companies in the world.

Just watch and see the strength Ana has in sharing her story to raise awareness in the hopes that she can help others avoid the same fate. At the end of the video, Christian Huang boils it down into a pretty simple but stark choice that continues to press on my heart.

I know what you're thinking: "Hey! Mike Su! San Francisco is NOT in Silicon Valley!"

I say, "I know! But I'm referring to the industry. Like how Burbank is not technically in Hollywood, but Warner Bros. is considered Hollywood."

You say, "Fine!"

I say, "Cool."

You say, "..."

I say, "So ... can you still hit the share button and help raise awareness?"

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ORIGINAL: Beautifully shot by the Halle Project for San Francisco City Impact, which is working in the Tenderloin district to create a lasting impact. They are also incubating a really cool project called TL Made which works with artists in the Tenderloin to create hand-crafted goods, and will generate jobs, hope, and profits to pour back into the community.

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