Teresa Valentino became a paramedic and outsider artist. But in this memoir of growing up abused, neglected, and objectiffied, she was a young woman with little support on the unforgiving streets of Chicago.
In this "coming out trafficked memoir," Valentino describes her terrifying early life and what she learned with unparalleled candor, courage, and insight. Here is the self-respecting woman she became, speaking her truth to a powerful icon of rape culture, Jimmy Kimmel, about the way his work affected her darkest days. A must-read for the #MeToo generation.