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Thousands of women are trafficked and sold for sex in Minnesota each year.

A vicious cycle of violence, abuse, incarceration and addiction, sex trafficking is an epidemic both globally and nationally. Breaking Free, a St. Paul non-profit serving women involved in systems of abuse, exploitation, and prostitution/sex trafficking, has teamed up with Minneapolis ad agency Clarity Coverdale Fury and other local talents to bring this issue to life via a public service announcement campaign.

"Backwards Truth," the star of the campaign, is a 60-second spot featuring a unique creative treatment. The first half of the spot tells a story of a young woman involved in "the life" (the term used by victims of prostitution) and then, line by line and frame by frame, her story is reversed to tell an opposite tale of survival. 

Musician Claire Monesterio of all-female collaboration GRRRL PRTY, a rising star in the Minneapolis hip hop scene, wrote and recorded the track on this video.

Breaking Free thanks the following for their contributions to this campaign:

Jodi Nelson, Blue Morpho Films - Producer
Josh Thacker, Committee Films - Director
David Schnack, Pagoda Pictures - Director of Photography
Ditch Edit - Editing & Post Production

Breaking Free was established in October 1996, by Vednita Carter, Founder, as a non-profit organization serving women involved in systems of abuse, exploitation, and prostitution/sex trafficking. In the fall of 2016 Terry Forliti was appointed by Vednita Carter and the Breaking Free Board of Directors as the new Executive Director.Phone: 651-645-6557
Address: P.O. Box 4366, St. Paul, MN 55104