A blog for those walking away from a life of sex work and for
the families of those not fortunate enough to walk away.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Watch this new video about sex trafficking in the US

I ran across this video that highlights the problems of US sex trafficking still rampant in today. Sex trafficking is a local issue, and in Arizona it's big news since the Super Bowl is only a few months away here.

Where do parents turn for help whose children are in the sex industry? I cover this in several blog articles and the best I can do is suggest that the loved ones of sex workers turn to support groups like Families Anonymous or Alanon for help. There is no one support group for parents of sex workers. 

I hope you have a great Thanksgiving. If I had to give one insight from my personal experience, if you have other children, don't allow all your attention to focus on the child with the problems. You risk letting your other loved ones down if you focus too much on the child or loved ones with issues. Everyone in your family matters, not just the one who creates the turmoil.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Leaving the Life Published in Paradigm Magazine

Read my article, Because She Matters: Leaving the Life, in this quarter's edition of Paradigm Magazine, page. 14.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Check back for my upcoming article in Paradigm Magazine

An article on assisting women exiting the sex industry will appear in Paradigm Magazine's summer issue. Watch for it at this link and check back for a link to the article.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

The death of Phillip Seymour Hoffman

There has been a lot of media chatter over the death of Phillip Seymour Hoffman. There are also photos circulating, "memes" that are in terrible taste. There seems to be nothing that is beyond the pale of public decency anymore. It appears we focus on the "star" and forget the children he left behind, the actors he let down who looked up to him, and his many fans, whose hearts are hurting.

Why do I cover this event on Because She Matters? Because the vast majority of those in the sex industry use drugs. Whether they begin stripping or prostituting to pay for their escalating drug use or begin to use to numb the pain of sex work, the fact remains that drug use is epidemic in sex workers.

As I repeatedly respond to angry sex workers who comment about my "anti sex-work stance," I am not anti sex work per se. If you enjoy what you do, that is your business. But if you are using mind-numbing drugs to continue in the sex industry, you may want to ask yourself, "How's that working for me?"

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