Escaping from Child Slavery

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Shyima Hall tells about being sold into slavery by her was desperately poor parents when she was 8 years old in Egypt. She moved to Cairo to live with a wealthy family and serve them 18 hours a day, seven days a week. When her captors moved to Orange County, California, they smuggled Shyima with them. She discusses how she was discovered and freed.  Her memoir Hidden Girl reveals how she overcame her harrowing circumstances how she helps others to rescue others in bondage.


Shyima Hall

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What a harrowing story and Shyima Hall was such an eloquent and empathetic speaker. Unfortunately I found Leonard a bit tone deaf in this interview. His repeated use of referring to her enslavers as her "owners" was especially upsetting. I would have prefered for him to focus more on how Shyima became such a well adjusted lady
and to the evils of the enslaving family as opposed to the unforgivable failures of her uneducated and impoverished biological family.

Jan. 21 2014 01:26 PM
oscar from ny

Seems some if us are born with a debt to society..

Jan. 21 2014 11:58 AM

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