Every year, more than 300,000 youth are victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation across the United States. What’s scarcely known is that Black Girls are disproportionately ‘at risk’ of being trafficked and their stories often go untold for reasons far more complicated than mere reporting, or statistical oversight. She was given the opportunity to escape the abusive and tumultuous home life and faced with the prospect of meeting some of the biggest and most influential names in the music industry. She was presented with the possibility of creating “the life she always wanted,” 16-year-old Keeya found herself on a Greyhound bus to Atlanta Georgia in the Spring of 1992. Lured into a life of debauchery and exploitation that would leave her hollow and disaffected for years to come; she survived!
One of the most harrowing accounts of the reality of juvenile abuse and victimization ever told,One Thousand Elsewhere takes you into a world where innocence is traded for survival; where trust is sacrificed on the altar of instinct, and where love and safety are dreams scarcely obtained. Few have come out of the shadows to tell their truth, and fewer even would dare divulge the kind of raw and unforgettable details shared here by Keeya Vawar. In this brave account of a survival story, Keeya leaves readers mesmerized and on the edge of their seats as she details the incredible twists and turns on the unforgettable path that led to ultimate freedom. One Thousand Elsewhere will etch an indelible inscription on the walls of the heart and soul of anyone who dares to indulge in this triumphant true story!