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I ran for my life’: Woman forced into sex trade works with police to help others at risk – CBC

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 201973 Views

Dec 12, 2019

Montreal police Survivors program expands to Indigenous outreach, with help from people who escaped sex work

It’s before dawn on a wintry Sunday, and Kyra is busy preparing for a morning training session at the stables where she rides on Montreal’s South Shore.

She greets the horses in their stalls, feeding some of them carrots from the palm of her hand. This is where Kyra feels most at ease.

“When I was 12, I started working at a barn with other kids,” she said. “That was my escape. School and the horses were the only places that were peaceful for me.”

As the sun rises, Kyra leads a horse outside and mounts. After a few warm-up laps, Kyra’s coach asks her to kick it up a notch, and she canters off.

Kyra, whose identity we’re protecting for her own safety, spent her childhood in and out of group homes and foster care.

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