Last week I attended an anti-human trafficking forum that was sponsored by a local church and Refuge for Women – Chicago. The topic of the night was “survivors, trauma & PTSD. It was an eye-opening experience to say the least.
Refuge for Women – Chicago and its network of other such homes across the US are working tirelessly to rescue women out of the sex trades and give them a chance at a life separate from the abuses they have been suffering at the hands of their “captors”.
One of the speakers invited us to read Escaping the Devil’s Bedroom – Dawn Herzog Jewell and to join them for “book club” next month. Wow, this book is brutally honest about what really happens when someone is enslaved by prostitution, pornography, strip clubs etc. Some of the prose is hard to read because of the ugliness of the “before” but the grace & unconditional love that comes “after” teaches lessons that we can all use when dealing with anyone in society who is marginalized and thinks they can never be FREE.