Maureen Kenny was in law school when a speaker upended the world she thought she knew.
Author and activist Theresa Flores had come to describe her harrowing past: As a track-running teenager in an upper-middle-class Detroit suburb, Flores unwittingly had been drugged, gang-raped and blackmailed into sex slavery, a nightmare that lasted two years—even as she lived at home, attended high school and told no one, including her parents. It ended only when her father's job took the family to another city.
Flores didn't tell anyone for 20 years. But now, as the founder of S.O.A.P. (Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution), she is telling as many people as she can. It's a mission that Kenny—who never heard of human trafficking before hearing Flores speak—has joined.