Walking A Mile In Her Shoes (or five)
Have you ever thought about the reality of the life of a girl in prostitution? What happens when the John doesn’t pay? How do they spend hours in 5 inch spiked heels? What was life like for her when she was a child? or as his new girlfriend? or after a night where he beat her severely and burned her with an iron and raised her quota. Night after night of negotiation and exploitation of acceptance and rejection and wanting to be the hero, but fearing she may be beat to death.
Whether the victim is a 13-year-old runaway duped by a smooth-talking pimp or a 45-year-old woman, who has logged years “in the life,” victims of exploitation experience severe psychological damage, deep-seated emotional trauma, and are often branded and scarred after horrendous physical abuse.
This week on EXPLOITED: Crimes Against Humanity we are having the “Jen and Gwen Show” hosted by Opal Singleton. Jen Osgood from Rapha House and Gwen Adams from Priceless Alaska will join us to share their experiences in dealing with the physical, psychological and safety needs when working with victims of sex trafficking. If you are willing to hear the truth about victims of sex trafficking, we guarantee this will be one of the most informative shows you will ever experience. Be sure to share this information with your friends!
If you missed the live show, you can listen to the archived show atExploitedCrimes.com
International Director of Client Services
Jen’s greatest desire has always been to utilize her educational and life experiences to make a difference in the lives of children who are hurting. With a bachelor’s degree in psychology, eight years of experience working in special education, and ten years of experience working with the child welfare system, Jen began working for Rapha House in 2008 as the Child Protection Officer. In 2013 Jen moved to Cambodia to serve as country director for Rapha House. After almost two years in Cambodia, Jen returned to the US as the International Director of Client Services. In this position she continues to use her passion and skills to write and implement Child Protection policy, train staff, audit programs, advocate, and develop resources for all Rapha House.
Gwen graduated from Multnomah Bible College with a degree in Biblical Education. She has spent the last 30 years in women’s ministries and church work. Her most recent work is in the Priceless Ministry working with women who have been trafficked in Alaska. Gwen loves seeing the women come along side “the least of these” and share a hope and a future with those who have been trapped in darkness.