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Aug 2018

In The Know

Our August In the Know: A Survivor’s Perspective blog comes from Selina Deveau. As is unfortunately common, after escaping sex trafficking, she found herself in a relationship filled with domestic violence. Her blog speaks to the devastation of that violence. “It takes courage to bring the darkness into light” It takes great strength to stand up against someone you fear. It takes faith in our justice system and law enforcement that

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Jun 2018

In the Know

I’d like to thank Truckers Against Trafficking for providing a platform for survivor voices, specifically, my look back on the passage of the FOSTA/SESTA law through an Exited Survivors Lens. I have to begin by saying I never expected Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act to be amended in my lifetime. In 2009, Sheriff Dart, my employer, recognized on-line sex trafficking was on the rise with Craigslist during our

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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

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