As young as fourteen, Leah Albright-Byrd ran away from an abusive home. She spent the next decade turning tricks and selling her body to keep her pimp happy. She endured forward customers, clients asking for the youngest girls possible, and men ranging from musicians to spiffy politicians. Her innocence made her vulnerable for shaping and an easy target of abuse, enabling her pimp to convince her to recruit.
A year later, Leah was fifteen and recruited fourteen-year-old Bridget. For years they worked, losing touch over time until one day Bridget called Leah from Las Vegas. Shortly after, Leah received news of Bridget’s death—a death caused by an angry sex customer. That tragedy of a life lost has since spurred Leah to create “Bridget’s Dream” an organization dedicated to helping exploited girls and women.