Monica Watkins is a modern-day abolitionist / by Jill Hilbrenner

Episode 17 // February 15, 2018: Monica Watkins spent years traveling the world as a model, but her life changed when she visited Haiti after its 2010 earthquake. She saw the direct effects of human trafficking, which can spike after natural disasters. So, with her friend Jerry Chu, she teamed up with a network of people fighting modern-day slavery and created the nonprofit Beauty for Freedom. Today, the organization helps empower human-trafficking survivors through the creative arts.