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Our blog features the story of one of the participants here at SafeHope Home who wanted to share her story with you. The story will be anonymous to protect her identity, all the other details of her journey will be left as is. We hope that through this blog, you will gain insight into the issue of human trafficking that is happening here in Canada and that you’ll be encouraged to see that change, though a long journey, is possible.

Types of Pimps/Grooming

Types of Pimps/Grooming

I can not manage to condense the experiences of the years in the sex industry in a few short blogs. There are many events experienced between the big life-changing ones, which seem to shape a person's life, which may at first appear insignificant, or not important...

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Trust & Self-Esteem

Trust & Self-Esteem

Learning to trust again is quite the task after being taught not to trust for so long. I'd been brainwashed by traffickers, and by hanging out with the wrong crowd. I believed you could trust no one. That's actually something they say in the streets, people are out...

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The Way Out?

The Way Out?

The journey out was as harrowing, confusing, and exhausting and seemingly endless as the journey in. Although the officer met me at the hospital offering that to move me to a secret location and set me up with all kinds of supports if I gave a video statement about...

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The Realization

The Realization

It was when my mum came to visit me in Ottawa that she noticed something was wrong instantly. Bear in mind I had painted a picture to her: of me having finally gotten my life together, an apartment, a boyfriend... I made it seem like I had it all together when we...

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Re-Victimization… Again.

Re-Victimization… Again.

Love. I just wanted love. I refused to acknowledge how traumatized I was, or what I was doing with my life. I drank every day, and smoked $100 worth of weed per week, sometimes more, while living at my dad's place. I dealt with none of my trauma. I wanted to believe I...

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Re-Victimization

Re-Victimization

The next time I was trafficked was after leaving jail. I tried to work on my recovery again first though; I worked with withdrawal management, went to groups and all kinds of recovery-based programs, and nothing really worked. I ended up missing dancing at clubs,...

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Living Life in the Fast Lane

Living Life in the Fast Lane

If you're following along on the adventure that is my life, then welcome to the part where I make a LOT of mistakes. Let's start at the beginning. So here I am, I've just run away from the man who had been trafficking me for the last few weeks to a strip club in...

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Introduction to the Sex Industry

Introduction to the Sex Industry

    With my sickness and mental health spiraling even more, and no results coming from doctors, my mum and I reached our wits end and decided to give the one last possible option a shot - that this sickness was actually caused from stress or anxiety. So...

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Teenage Instability

Teenage Instability

2010 brought with it a car accident, and then 2012' brought with it a pregnancy. These are two major events that shaped my life completely. When my mum got out of the Penetanguishene mental health hospital, she was stabilized on medications that were working for her,...

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