Survivor of exploitation turned UCLA honor student, in 2003, Harmony founded Treasures to help women and girls entrenched in sexual exploitation find freedom. She has provided training for the Department of Justice and the FBI and has helped launch outreaches in 120 cities worldwide. Her story has been featured on NPR, in Glamour and in her memoir, Scars and Stilettos.
Harmony Grillo is the founder and Executive Director of Treasures, an outreach and support network for women in the commercial sex industry and victims of trafficking. In 2003, while completing a Master’s degree in Social Welfare from UCLA, Harmony began the work of Treasures as a dream born from her broken past. Her memoir, Scars and Stilettos, gives an account of her story, going from working in strip clubs under the control of a pimp, to leading an organization that reaches thousands of women in the sex industry around the globe. She has been featured in various media sources, including Glamour Magazine, Elle, BuzzFeed, and NPR.
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