A pre-arranged marriage and the life that could have been... Interview with JoAnne Skidmore

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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 with Skidmore:


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