The woman behind the campaign is a daughter, friend, athlete and a sex-trafficking survivor.... Her new public service campaign will send the message that sex trafficking is not just an issue in big cities.... The National Human Trafficking Hotline says 91 cases have been reported so far... Read more.
In the Press
To many, Emmy Myers appeared to be a model student during high school. She was involved in gymnastics, track and the agricultural club. But her life took a dark turn into drugs and, eventually, sex trafficking. Today, the 28-year-old Wisconsin native wants people to know that sex trafficking can happen to anyone ― and that the people buying women and girls can come from every income level and from every community. Read more.
Human trafficking is a global issue that affects close to 20.9 million people and is an estimated 150 billion dollar industry. Lacey’s Hope Project is breaking the silence on what sex trafficking and addiction look like. While not all trafficking is sex related, a significant percentage is, with women and minors being the main victims... Read more.
As a high school student in Milwaukee’s suburbs, Emmy Myers had many friends and participated in cheerleading, gymnastics, soccer and the Model UN educational simulation. Then an older boyfriend introduced her to drugs and the sex-trafficking trade. Today, Myers, 28, shares her story to prevent others from suffering her fate. In memory of a friend who lost her life to trafficking, Myers founded Lacey’s Hope Project, a Wisconsin- based nonprofit that educates the public on the subject. Read more.
One in four women in the United States will become victims of sexual violence. Emmy Myers, a local survivor of sex trafficking and advocate for victims, is working to change that statistic... Read more.