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"Dear Breaking Free,

 I grabbed your card from you at the conference and wanted you to know how impressed I was by you and your charisma and could listen to you speak for hours. I realized today listening to you speak how very easily it would have been for me to have been "taken" during my early adolescence when I was definitely at risk and thank God that I wasn't. This is a hard subject to talk about and I can see how it may be very difficult to spread awareness in IA and MN because we are all good God fearing nice people who don't want to talk or think about this kind of thing. I commend you as a fellow survivor that you continue to fight against these atrocities instead of taking the easy way out and burying it all you are forced to relieve these things in order to bring help and awareness to others."

Amber Clark

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Watch Vednita Cater's TED talk below!

Vednita Carter, Founder of Breaking Free, shares a powerful message in this TED talk presented at TEDxMinneapolis in July 2015. Carter begins by telling her own story of survival as a high school graduate trafficked in a strip club in Minneapolis. She explains how she got out of the Life and went on to found Breaking Free in October 1996 as a place for women to find safety and refuge. "No woman, no girl, no one deserves to be bought and sold," she declares in her talk. "This is no one's destiny-no one's." 

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Breaking Free was established in October 1996, by Vednita Carter, Founder and President, as a non-profit organization serving women involved in systems of abuse, exploitation, and prostitution/sex trafficking.Phone: 651-645-6557
Address: P.O. Box 4366, St. Paul, MN 55104