The students got to hear from a survivor firsthand. Former Capitol Hill staffer Natasha Guynes escaped from a bad home situation to the District when she was 20 years old.

She started dong escort work, and descended into a world of prostitution and drug, “I experienced a lot of traumas, physical abuse as a child ….people preying on me.”

Guynes is bravely sharing her story so one day none of these dozen or so students will suffer as she did.

Guynes is launching a non-profit called Her Resiliency Center next month to help and mentor vulnerable 18-25 year-old women.

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