Sina Vann tries to forget. But she can't. What she has endured is horrific. She says the memories are a hurt that cannot be healed, locked in a secret chamber of her heart. The fact that she has survived, and turned her pain into a passion to help others, is a miracle.
Sina's nightmare began on a trip that she thought would be a vacation. A childhood friend invited Sina to tag along. They were travelling from their home in Vietnam to neighboring Cambodia.
When Sina was rescued during a raid organized by anti-slavery activist Somaly Mam, she wasn't sure if it was for real. She had been rescued once before, but was brought back to the brothels by corrupt police.
But this time it was real. She was brought to a rescue shelter. And a new Sina Vann was born.
"I felt like my life was hopeful again," she says.