Freshman overcomes insecurities to help victims of sex trafficking

Johanna Willett / Arizona Daily Star

Johanna Willett / Arizona Daily Star

Stepping into a gown and onto a runway was a big deal for 15-year-old Michelle Fierro.

A director and model in the ‪#‎Youth4Freedom‬ Youth Fashion Show, Michelle overcame her own insecurities to raise funds for Sold No More, a local nonprofit working to stop sex trafficking in Tucson. The organization says 13 is the average age of someone sold into sex slavery.

“I was kind of antisocial in that I was really shy and just wasn’t confident at all,” says Michelle, a freshman at Desert View High School. “Me doing different things and stepping up and learning to dance and taking pictures was just different.”

To read more: http://tucson.com/lifestyles/fashion-and-style/freshman-overcomes-insecurities-to-help-victims-of-sex-trafficking/article_cb267a91-a278-5323-8108-aa866723c916.html