From Bangkok to Tennessee

by Scott Walker

JoAnne Skidmore lives in Murfreesboro, but that could have changed when she was only 9 years old. 

Skidmore, who was born in Bangkok, ran the risk of being flown to Saudi Arabia at age 9 for a pre-arranged marriage. Of course, that would have changed the entire trajectory of her life. 

In the interview below, Skidmore talks about the idea of a pre-arranged marriage as a form of human trafficking. She suggested that her step father in Florida would have likely benefited financially had the marriage occurred. 

Below is a 13 min interview / podcast with Skidmore: