Possible Love By Toni McKinley, M.A., LPC Director of Therapeutic Services at the Refuge for DMST “Do you know what hurts so very much? It’s love. Love is the strongest force in the world, and when it is blocked that means pain. There are two things we can do when this happens. We can kill that love so that it stops hurting. But then of course part of us dies,

Interview/Screening Victims of Human Trafficking by Tanya Street Personal Space I often consult with people who are involved throughout the entire continuum of support for victims of trafficking, and I find that I spend the most time articulating the message of what their listening and exchange capacity looks like from a victim’s perspective. With that in mind, I’d like to share with you some insight on how to feel better

A Place for Healing by Susan Brown             It’s been 26 years since I made the courageous move to leave my pimp, but I remember it like yesterday. I knew I had to find a way out, but I didn’t know who to call or where to go. I was in another state and knew no one. As I was walking down Sunset Boulevard, I looked up and saw a

Words are so powerful. They have the ability to breathe life, and they have the ability to cut down and destroy. Since the beginning of creation, God spoke, and so it was. For me, it’s just such a word that caused a paradigm shift: human trafficking. My journey of healing hasn’t been easy; however, knowing that I was trafficked as a child has helped me realize I am not that

It’s time for our March In The Know: A Survivor’s Perspective blog! Laurin Crosson of RockStarr Ministries shares her thoughts on Backpage. We hope you will take the time to read it! By Laurin Crosson I was scared the day Backpage.com opened. I had been working on the street, on various blades in various cities. Hearing about an Internet site was new. At first it sounded like it might be