Shyima Hall – “Hidden Girl”
At 8 years old, Shyima Hall was sold into slavery by her desperately poor Egyptian family to repay a debt. After several years of bondage in Egypt, her wealthy captors moved to the United States and smuggled her into the country with them. As a domestic slave in a gated community in Southern California, she was forced to work day and night before being rescued after an anonymous tip to law enforcement in 2002. In the heartbreaking memoir, “Hidden Girl”, Hall recounts her experience as a domestic slave and her work to help other victims of human trafficking.