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.
It’s time for our December In the Know: A Survivor’s Perspective blog! This one is written by Kyra Doubek, and she has some great advice for parents and educators to help safeguard their kids from trafficking! “There are a variety of topics I could write about or speak to as a survivor working in this movement to end commercial sexual exploitation. It’s difficult to discern what
The Familial Sex-Trafficked Child by Vicki Dalia Two of my boys are truckers. Like most in the business, after trucking school, they started off doing the long-distance haul. They were away from home and loved ones for days at a time and occasionally spent a night at a truck stop. They told me of the knock on the door. “Are you lonely? Do you want some company?” Of course, they knew what that solicitation meant. It
Pipeline Out by Christa Hernandez There are so many ways in … but not enough resource to help victims come out. Being a survivor of the commercial sex industry, which then led to being sex trafficked for almost 20 years, makes this important work personal in so many ways. Most of all, my heart breaks daily! My story is different than most I reach. I escaped from my trafficker once
Stand Strong: Rethink stress, celebrate your resilience, and rock on! By: Marti MacGibbon You’re reading these words because you care about something bigger than yourself … ending human trafficking. And you’re dedicated to putting caring into action. You’re strong, brave, and altruistic. Merriam-Webster dictionary defines altruism as “unselfish regard for or devotion to the welfare of others.” How do I know all these positive things about you? I know it