My “Friend” sold me to a Gang in Asia 10 years ago

This is, sadly a 3-month real-life story that might teach you about perseverance, productivity, spirituality, and survival.

Fer Rivero

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First, let me express that for a long time I’ve kept this story to myself, it took 3 to 4 years to start talking about it properly and stop having nightmares about it but I wanted to give something unique, personal, and special to each person who took the time to read an article from me.

Back in 2011–2012, I was only 19 years old, I was feeling on top of the world as my career as a Choreographer, Dancer and Gymnast were blooming after passing through multiple TV programs. I felt invincible, I opened my own dance studio, I kept it alive and gave my all to it but unfortunately for me, laws in Spain towards Freelancers and small businesses are not really helpful so during summers I would have some trouble paying bills as people travel for holidays and income decreases.

(I’ll avoid names and exact locations for security and legal purposes)

One of my best friends at the time was working for me, she was a girl I helped throughout multiple years due to her family not being really supportive and when again she was in need, I offered her coming to work teaching in my studio, even if that meant I would split part of my income to help her.

One day in April she decided to give a chance to work as a dancer touring around a country in Asia, I thought she was insane but as it was a trend and multiple well-known artists were doing it, I told her she should pursue her dream and that there would be a space for her talent in my studio when she came back.

2 months after she texted me saying that her boss was highly interested in hiring me for the summer, they would pay all expenses, trip to go and come back, food, home etc… and she said she was doing it to help me out as summer was the hardest season for my Studio.

What could I say? I thought about it for a week and as I was young and my best friend promised me it was fully worth going, I took my baggage and went with 4 dancers, a DJ and me as the Choreographer and Lead Singer to this adventure.

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Fer Rivero

Artist, Singer, Writer and Digital Marketer. Author of Quantum Behaviours, Tales for the Mind and other titles :D