‘I was abused and trafficked for six years, ‘ says author in tell-all memoir

Natasha Tynes
2 min readSep 16, 2022

I just published one of the most difficult podcast interviews I have ever hosted.

I spoke with Antonio Salazar-Hobson, the author of the tell-all memoir Antonio, we know you, which is a shocking, heart-wrenching story of how he, at age four, was kidnapped by a childless, middle-aged white couple and trafficked until the age of ten.

Antonio Salazar-Hobson

After years of abuse, he attempted suicide before the age of ten.

As a teen, he became connected with American labor leader and civil rights activist Cesar Chavez, who took Antonio under his wing and positively changed the trajectory of his life.

Salazar-Hobson found the strength to graduate law school and become an esteemed lawyer focusing on union-side labor and tribal law, conducting many federal court trials on behalf of Latino workers.

His memoir is a unique story of strength and resilience, providing an enduring example of hope and a model for abused and trafficked children so that they can survive and protect their own ability to love.

🎙️ Listen to the podcast here.

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Natasha Tynes

Writer. Journalist. Words in @washingtonpost , @ElleUK , @esquire . I write about: ✍🏼 Writing 📲 Creator economy 🌍 Mideast