Because She Matters held our first meeting Thursday, April 5. We had a wonderful speaker, Tracy C., a former sex worker who exited the industry with the help of the Dignity program's year long residential treatment for sex workers here in Phoenix.
Tracy focused on the importance of the support she received in her recovery from her family and from those helping her with her substance abuse issue. Tracy has almost three years out of the industry and now attends college (she's a straight-A student!). She plans to become a speech therapist. Tracy proves that there is a full life after the sex industry.
Channel 12 came and shot some footage (and was very respectful of our "no face" request!). A big shout out to Channel 12 for their support and for understanding the gravity of this problem in the Phoenix area.
We meet the 1st Thursday of every month at 7:30 pm at 6060 North 7th Avenue, Phoenix, in the Activities Center on the southwest corner of the Bethany Bible Church campus. We are not affiliated with any religious organization, but do thank Bethany Bible Church's staff for supporting us with meeting space.
Next month we will have another speaker followed by introductions of attendees and talk. Please join us for this important event. If you or someone you love is or was in the sex industry, this is an important event for you.
Your life can improve with support. We hope to see you there on May 3rd, 2012.