This Beauty Shop Hires Survivors of Sex Trafficking, Prostitution, and Addiction

In the back of a bath and beauty shop in Nashville, women are busy at work, making and packing gifts. Every employee at Thistle Farms, including the ones in the shop’s attached cafe, are survivors of sex trafficking, prostitution, or addiction — “some of the oldest scars humanity’s ever dealt,” Becca Stevens, the founder and president of Thistle Farms, says.