Boundaries: X Girls Episode 4

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 Boundaries X Girls Episode 4 WATCH: X Girls Episode 4: Boundaries    The sex industry is anchored in fantasy.  Many of us who have worked in the sex industry created a fantasy persona that is based on meeting the wants, needs and desires of someone else.    In the strip club, my fantasy persona was Monique. I hid behind her. …

The Aftermath: X Girls Episode 3

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 The Aftermath X Girls Episode 3 WATCH: X Girls Episode 3: The Aftermath   When I think about the word “aftermath,” I think of what happens after the dust settles following a disaster. I think about the “pieces” that I was left to pick up emotionally after working in the sex industry.   In this episode, we talk about not …

Getting Out and Staying Out

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Getting Out and Staying Out Episode 2 of X Girls   “Until the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of change, most people prefer to stay the same.” Unknown   This is one of my favorite quotes. And it perfectly describes the state I was in on the day that I left the sex industry. The …

My Story Matters

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MY STORY MATTERS Episode 1 of X Girls The reason we began the X-Girls Series by sharing our stories is that we believe in the power of story and that your personal story matters. Story does many things. Your story tells the truth. No one can argue with your story. It is like a fingerprint, it uniquely identifies you, and …

Bitter Ain't Sweet…

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I still remember the first time I saw a man pray outside of a church service. I was gulping orchata and getting ready to tear into my burrito when one of the guys at the lunch table broke into prayer. The saying “to him who is hungry, even what is bitter tastes sweet” has always resonated with me. I had …

Tis the Season: Job Hunting

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On the Job Hunt Have you been looking for work? Did you know that October is a great time to go apply for seasonal jobs? Retail stores are looking for extra help for the holidays. Also you never know, that seasonal job could turn into a permanent gig. You can apply at a lot of retail chains online. Or, head …

Dreams Redeemed Pt 2: Don’t Give Up

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Dreams Redeemed Pt 2: Don’t give up In my last blog on Dreams Redeemed, I proposed that what happens when the dream is deferred largely depends on what happens to the dreamer. How we respond in the face of disappointed dreams will determine whether we will be moved closer to the God Dream or further from it.   I have …

TREASURES TRAINING ATTENDEE INTERVIEW

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TREASURES TRAINING: ATTENDEE INTERVIEW If you have been considering attending one of our national outreach training, you can hear from one of our recent trained network members, Kelly Master in South Jersey, about her personal experience. Kelly attended our April training in Pasadena, California. Within 2-3 weeks of returning, she had launched their first strip club outreach in South Jersey. 1.When …

What are you celebrating today?

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My friend jokingly renamed Valentine’s Day, “Single Awareness Day”.  I find that quite humorous.  And true.   The truth is, for many who are single; Valentine’s is a day when we are reminded of our status.  But I have also heard grumbles and groans from women who are in relationships as Valentine’s Day reminds them of the love and romance …