ABOUT THE FILM
From a first glance, Jasmine is your typical suburban mom. She drives a minivan, bakes chocolate chip cookies, schedules play dates and runs errands with her kids in tow. No one would ever suspect that Jasmine is a survivor of trafficking – a survivor of nearly a decade in the commercial sex vortex, struggling with addiction and loss.
Jasmine could have kept her past to herself. Instead she looks at it as an experience that can heal other women in need of help. She knows that no little girl dreams of becoming a prostitute or an addict. Something goes wrong along the way. This is the story of her journey.
MEET JASMINE GRACE MARINO
As a survivor of sex trafficking and drug addiction, Jasmine created a non-profit that helps women in Massachusetts affected by trafficking, prostitution, addiction and homelessness. She has spoken on panels at the U.S Commission on Civil Rights in New Hampshire and at the United Nations in New York. Jasmine is a member of the National Survivor Network, Founder and Director of Bags of Hope Ministries, and Author of “The Diary of Jasmine Grace.”
All photographs by Robert Nickelsberg.