Monthly Archives: January 2013

Once A Victim, Once a Survivor, Now a Liberator

Originally posted on oncesheltered:
We sat in a coffee shop, Shamere and I. We look like two “normal” women catching up. No one would have guessed that the beautiful, intelligent, young woman across from me was once a slave. I,…

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In the Booth with Ruth – Ed Drain, Anti-Human Trafficking Advocate and Activist

Originally posted on Ruth Jacobs:
How did you become involved in the movement against human trafficking? I found out about a woman who was trafficked to a massage parlour in DC. I was disgusted to learn that she had to…

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In the Booth with Ruth – Michelle Carmela, Child Trafficking Survivor, Anti-Human Trafficking Activist and Advocate, Founder and CEO of Once Upon An Eden

Originally posted on Ruth Jacobs:
How did you become involved in the movement against human trafficking?  I am a survivor of incest, child rape, child labor and child prostitution, as well as extreme child abuse. I was also born and…

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In the Booth with Ruth – Holly Austin Smith, Survivor of Child Trafficking and Anti-Human Trafficking Advocate, Speaker and Author

Originally posted on Ruth Jacobs:
How did you become involved in the movement against sex trafficking and sexual exploitation? It was on a Friday or Saturday night in 2009 that I found myself home alone with the television remote. Ben,…

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In the Booth with Ruth – Anna Beard, Child Trafficking Survivor and Anti-Human Trafficking Activist and Advocate

Originally posted on Ruth Jacobs:
How did you become involved in the movement against sex trafficking and sexual exploitation? Unfortunately, I was trafficked at the age seventeen by a co-worker who was forty years old. I was in that situation…

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Defending the Helpless…When Convenient

Taking a stand for anything other than self takes a lot of initiative, especially in societies where independence and self-absorption is pervasive. Many of us do not care enough if at all about things or people that do not directly … Continue reading

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Age-Old Question: Hell and Those Who Never Heard of Jesus

For the sake of reference, in light of several questions including recent ones, here’s a summary of what I would share regarding the ole what about hell and what about those who never heard of Jesus question. The Bible, and … Continue reading

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