A cross-country motorbike excursion with a function started in Windsor Tuesday morning.

Dominique Holley is using 1,100 kilometres from Windsor to Ottawa to carry consideration to human trafficking. 

When Holley got here up with the theory, she did not even personal a bicycle.

“I feel folks [assumed] I used to be lovely athletic,” mentioned Holley. “However the fact of the tale used to be after I made up our minds I used to be going to motorbike I hadn’t ridden in years.”

Holley’s additionally within the procedure of constructing a documentary about human trafficking — one thing she’s been operating on for roughly a yr. She made up our minds to take her pastime for elevating consciousness of human trafficking at the street. 

“About 4 years in the past I began getting extra trained about what [human trafficking] seems like in Ontario,” mentioned Holley. “I don’t believe persons are conscious. They suspect it seems like what it seems like in [the movies] … the place essentially ladies get pulled off the road.”

Holley mentioned whilst that roughly factor does occur to a small proportion of folks pulled into human trafficking, extra continuously than no longer there is a stage of emotional manipulation that has came about through the years.

As she begins her trip, Holley mentioned she did not do loads of preparation. 

“For me it is only one kilometre at a time,” mentioned Holley. “I feel that can be parlayed to any person who does not know the rest about human trafficking. You’ll be able to take one step, you’ll be able to get trained.”

Holley plans to offer talks at more than a few consciousness occasions in additional than 25 towns alongside her course. 

Recall to mind it as lengthy distance biking – with a function. The next day, Dominique Holley is embarking on an 1,100 kilometre motorbike trip – from Windsor to Ottawa – to lift consciousness about human trafficking. To let us know why she’s doing it, Holley joined us in our Windsor studio. 7:03

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