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May 2018

In the Know

This month’s In the Know: A Survivor’s Perspective blog is from Julia Anderson, and is a beautifully vulnerable piece that explains the long road to recovery for survivors and the need for understanding, tangible help and support. Truly, this is a must read! We Are the Houdini In the world of sexual exploitation, asking for help or letting someone know that we’re in trouble is almost unheard of. Fear of

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Apr 2018

In the Know

Our April In the Know: A Survivor’s Perspective blog comes from Rachel Black who writes about the need for collaboration and support in the anti-trafficking movement. It is a wonderful blog and much needed! My 16-year-old self would cringe knowing I have gone from wearing all black — right down to my Doc Martin 8-eye boots — to wearing bright t-shirts and sneakers, developing into someone who would rather be

I have personally been out of “the life” for 12 years. I do not consider that a long time at all. Although the critic in me thinks it has been long enough for me to get my shit together and be capable of being a wife, daughter, mother, leader, advocate, friend etc. ( I’m going on my fourth divorce) All without issue of course. I am a perfectionist only with

Empowered Self-Care: How Mindfulness and Self-Kindness Reduce Trauma, by Marti MacGibbon, CADC-II, ACRPS When you join the movement to combat human trafficking, you’re likely to encounter trauma or traumatic material. This is true whether you’re a human trafficking survivor, an advocate, or both. Even if you’re a concerned citizen learning for the first time about the violence committed by traffickers, you can be exposed to and affected by trauma. No

This month’s ITK blog comes from Alisa Bernard, and this powerful blog speaks to unity amongst all those who have been sexually assaulted and exploited.  #MeToo… but you don’t see us like you see you. For some reason, my #MeToo counts less than other women’s, because my rapes were paid for. But I want to challenge you in your thinking on this, because money didn’t inoculate me against the violence.

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