On May 22, 2020 KTRK, ABC 13 reported that there’s been a drastic increase in human trafficking. The COVID-19 pandemic has shockingly led to more than “230,000 victims in Texas. This article made me realize I have not been paying attention to what my son has been doing on the YouTube. I have always watched the News stories about sex trafficking offenders, and exposing their faces, but I had no idea how often this happens. I really had little understanding of how victims are targeted and how we can help them.

There has been a drastic increase in Human Trafficking

On January 31, 2020 my friend Samantha was co- chairing an event with Essi Kwabi for E.S.S.I’s 2nd Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Fundraising Gala.  This is where I met Jacquelyn Aluotto.  She was being honored that night along with a few others.  I remember watching her hold back tears and choke on her words as she spoke so passionately about the victims.  This was someone trying to make a difference and TAKING ACTION.  I also had the pleasure of meeting Farah Zulaikha, Alicia Kozakiewicz, who are both briefly mentioned in our interview.  (Both of the women will get their chance to speak about their involvement in upcoming weeks).

I personally wanted to start the dialogue off with Jacquelyn. She is the founder of the organization Real Beauty Real Women. Her organization has been promoting “awareness of social issues faced by women, men and children, facing poverty, domestic violence, and sex trafficking”.  Her devotion to these causes is unwavering. She has a gift for merging the entertainment, beauty, and technology world with shelters and non- profits across America that are breaking the cycle of violence, poverty, homelessness, and abuse.  I am very honored to have had the chance to interview Jacquelyn.  I am extremely excited for all of you to watch our interview below.  If you get a chance please watch her award-winning documentary, “Not in My Backyard”.   I look forward to your comments and feedback.


Website: www.rbrw.org

Instagram: @realbeautyrealwomen