Guest post on Soul Destruction blog by Ruth Jacobs

I’m so very honored to have been asked by Ruth Jacobs who is a strong voice in the fight to dispel the “happy hooker” myth and get the story out there about what it’s really like to sell your body and with it, your soul.

I really went out on a limb with this one. If you have the intestinal fortitude to see why, click the link http://souldestructionblog.wordpress.com/voices-of-prostitution-survivors

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  1. You are a very brave lady, Laura. And my heart bleeds for you, for when you were 16, for all the years after, and for you now. I can’t begin to imagine. . . But I can come close, because of what you share. I love you with all of my heart. You are so strong, you are so brave. I pray that you find peace in your own heart.

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  2. Reblogged this on A Canvas Of The Minds and commented:

    It’s a fact that kids with psychiatric diagnoses are much more vulnerable to being runaways or “throwaways”–children whose caretakers throw them out to fend for themselves. I started out in the first category and later ended up in the second because after a year on the streets, I would no longer put up with the verbal abuse and said so; so I was invited to leave and did so.
    Naturally mentally ill street youth are vulnerable to predators of all kinds, because
    we have no recourse. If we go to the police we are arrested for being runaways and locked up, where we are highly likely to be sexually abused by our jailers, with no recourse at all. And after that we are usually either shipped “home” or to foster care, where the cycle of abuse continues. So it is much better to keep one’s head down and put up with street life rather than risk telling anyone who might lead us into something even worse. Here is a little bit of my story, appearing on Ruth Jacobs’ Soul Destruction blog. I encourage everyone to take a look around her blog and see her fantastic work. She is working hard to dispell the “happy hooker” myth that keeps women from getting out of the slavery of prostitution.
    WARNING: PTSD TRIGGERS

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  3. Elana

     /  September 21, 2012

    You’re a mazingly strong lady Laura! After all that you still beame a doctor too. Elana

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