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Just 21, human-trafficking survivor Alyssa Beck has lived a life most cannot imagine

Florida Times-Union (July 30) – Alyssa Beck has love and hope on her hands. She’s not particularly fond of the tattoos, which she got in the Duval County jail along with the cross on her cheek.

“Hope was originally hate,” the 21-year-old said. “I changed it because there were people in my life who showed me hope.”

People in Beck’s young life — hateful people — once used drugs and violence to drag her into an abyss of unspeakable horrors. A victim of human trafficking by the time she was 15, Beck was twice held prisoner by men who forced her into prostitution. She was raped more times than she could count. >> Read more.