Transformation : Treasures Value #4

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Transformation Treasures Value #4   “For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” Nelson Mandela   We are passionate about equipping women on the journey from survivor, to overcomer, to liberator*. We are driven to not only see them overcome the pain …

LET’S CELEBRATE MOTHERS!

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Anna* was worried about raising her infant son Blake*. She had survived a traumatic life, much of it at the hands of men. The love for her son was obvious, but so was her confusion. How would she raise a boy? After all, one day he would become a man! Over the next few months, I watched Anna grow and …

Taking Back Ground: My 1st Time back in Strip Clubs in Seven Years!

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Taking Back Ground: My 1st Time back in Strip Clubs in Seven Years! by Jessika Seven years ago I walked out of the club where I was dancing and I never went back.  I had been in and out of clubs for twelve years.  Treasures’ first outreach, 10 years ago, was at that very club.  I may well have been …

Will You Help Us Reach Women Like Madeline*?

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  Your Year-End Gift Will Help Us Reach Women Like Madeline*!   Dear Treasured Partner,   I’m writing you today to ask you to consider a year-end gift to Treasures. Your gift today will allow us to reach women like Madeline*, the women whose story appears below.   Although there are more women in the sex industry today than at …

Sharing Your Story : X Girls Episode 10

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  Sharing Your Story : X Girls Episode 10   WATCH NOW My story matters.   And while my story matters, it also doesn’t define me.  As Bronwen said in this episode, “What I have done is not who I am”.   We believe that everyone has a unique story and that even the most painful and difficult parts of our …

Sex : X Girls Episode 9

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  Sex X Girls Episode 9    WATCH NOW   As the widely used marketing slogan goes, “Sex sells”.   It does.  And the sex industry sells sex to the tune of 13.3 billion annually in the US alone.  These revenues are bigger than the NFL, NBA and Major League Baseball combined (Internet Filter Review).   Beyond selling sex, what …

Dating & Men: X Girls Episode 8

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Dating & Men   X Girls Episode 8  WATCH NOW One of the most talked about topics in the Treasures support group is that of dating and men.  Many of us who have left the industry have come to discover that although we left sex work behind, we still have the same patterns of relating to men.  Changing these patterns …

Friendships & Community X Girls Episode 7

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Friendships & Community X Girls Episode 7   WATCH NOW   What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously.  But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.  ~Kurt Vonnegut   God wired us for relationship.  We are innately designed to desire to know and …

Confidence & Beauty: X Girls Episode 6

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  Confidence & Beauty X Girls Episode 6  WATCH NOW  “There is only one of you for all eternity, so fearlessly be yourself” ~Anthony Rapp   We live in an image driven culture, and the sex industry is the epitome of it.     The standard of beauty that I was compelled to live up to in the sex industry …

Choose Courage: X Girls Episode 5: (My Mind)

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Choose Courage X Girls Episode 5: (My Mind) By Ashley Abercrombie Few things stir the human heart like fantasy. Often we assign the fantasy gene solely to men and their desires, but the truth is, we are all guilty. How many times have we been at the gym, staring with envy at someone else’s rock hard abs? How many times …