She calls herself living proof of success in Florida’s fight against human trafficking.
"Today I am a new woman, I'm filled with confidence, wisdom, full of courage, self-worth and I'm also full of love today," Brandi, who declined to give her last name, told a crowd of reporters at Mary Lee's House.
Scott is putting $6.8 million into funding at least seven safe homes across the state, including almost $2.5 million to three in the Tampa area.
He’s also pushing for harsher penalties for those doing the trafficking, something Brandi says from her experience will make all the difference.
"I've been able to learn about myself and not just labeled and thrown in jail. Two years I have a completely different life I am not on the sidewalk, I am in front of the TV."