-presented in partnership with Community Justice Initiatives
Timea Nagy was twenty years old when she answered a newspaper ad in Budapest, Hungary, calling for young women to work as babysitters and housekeepers in Canada. Hired by what seemed like a legitimate recruitment agency, Timea left her home believing she would earn good money to send back to her family. What she didn’t know was that she’d been lured by a ring of international human traffickers—and her life would never again be the same.
Upon her arrival in Toronto, she was forced into sex labour in some of the city’s seediest nightclubs, starved and controlled by her agents, and brainwashed to believe she was to blame for her situation. The only way she’d be free was when her debt was paid—but, no matter how hard she worked, that debt seemed only to go up, not down.
Out of the Shadows is a gripping, heartbreaking and eye-opening journey deep into the underworld of human trafficking and the sex trade, told in riveting detail by one brave survivor. At once tragic and powerfully redemptive, Timea Nagy’s story is one that will stay with you long after you’ve read the last page.
TIMEA EVA NAGY is a human trafficking survivor, author, educator, inspirational speaker andone of the most recognized advocates against human trafficking in the world. She is the founder of Timea’s Cause, a corporation dedicated to the rehabilitation of sex slavery victims and to anti-trafficking education and training for the public, major banks, law enforcement teams and other front-line professionals. Timea lives outside Toronto with her family. Visit her at www.timeanagy.com
SHANNON MORONEY is the bestselling author of Through the Glass, which chronicles her journey following the violent crimes and incarceration of her first husband. Recognized in the top ten list of books at the World Empathy Library, she is a recognized advocate of restorative justice, a powerful speaker, and a transformative facilitator, leading workshops and retreats for people and communities overcoming trauma. Shannon lives in Toronto with her family. Visit her at www.shannonmoroney.com
Book signing to follow. Copies of the authors' book will be available for purchase.
All Natural Bath and Body products available for purchase from Timea's Cause Inc and "Words From the Heart" greeting cards from Shannon Moroney.
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