Micheline Slattery, a native of Haiti, was orphaned at the age of five and taken in by relatives. Instead of being cared for, however, she was exploited and abused. She told her story to a roomful of students and faculty at USC Aiken, Mike Gellatly of The Aiken Standard reports.
“I speak out because I want people to know I am not unique,” she said. “In Haiti and across the U.S., there are thousands of stories like mine. You took the first step by coming here. You have a voice. Use it.”
Slattery is now an activist for the American Anti-Slavery Group (AASG). Read her incredible story of perseverance at The Aiken Standard.