Publishing a story is another awesome way a state trucking association can partner with TAT or really anyone within the trucking industry that has a publication that goes out to its member groups. This is an excellent way to raise awareness about human trafficking and how TAT works to combat it. A big thanks to the Indiana Motor Truck Association for this incredible story and for using their influence to

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Jul 2014

TAT tat!

Whoa…think this is a first—a TAT tat! Pretty awesome! From driver Susan Bray, “I am your number one fan. I am the most dedicated to this even though I am not involved directly with running this site. Here is how I’ll prove it…. My new tattoo so even if I don’t have the opportunity to tell them (trafficking victims), they can see they can get help.”

“For girls who have experienced incest, sex abuse, or rape, the boundaries between love, sex, and pain become blurred. Secrets are normal, and shame is constant. The lessons learned during sexual abuse are valuable ones for recruitment into the commercial sex industry. As Andrea Dworkin once said, “Incest is boot camp for prostitution.” Numerous studies estimate that 70 to 90 percent of commercially exploited youth and adult women in the

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Jul 2014

Award of Service

Yesterday at the Trafficking in America conference, TAT was awarded the Award of Service which is given to “a non-governmental organization that goes beyond the norm to eradicate human trafficking.” One of the organizers of the event, Marion Williams, himself a member of the trucking industry for over 20 years, presented the award and got emotional when speaking of the trucking industry stepping up to fight human trafficking. I was

I’m having a great time here at the TIATF 2014 Conference. The survivor/healer panel was exceptional. It is always fun to meet people in person you have been FB friends with for so long.  🙂 Heard from so many incredible speakers today. I even got to hear an inspiring story in Spanish from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers. The incomparable Dr. Lederer presented a fascinating health study. Sandy S. from

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