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Reaching & restoring women in the sex industry & victims of sex trafficking & training others to do the same across the globe #lovedvaluedpurposed

http://iamatreasure.com/should-prostitution-be-legal/

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I have been getting more people asking my my thoughts on this and I am sure you are too... so I figured I would share... •
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Alarmingly, there is a growing movement to fully decriminalize prostitution across the Nation. Even Presidential hopeful, Senator Kamala Harris, who has historically supported laws that crack down on trafficking (SESTA and FOSTA), recently stated that she is in favor of decriminalizing prostitution. She is among a growing number of people who mistakenly believe that full-decriminalization will lead to a decrease in trafficking and exploitation and that it is the solution for increasing safety for prostituted people. Even Amnesty International and The World Health Organization are getting behind decriminalization while an increasing number of states are including it in their legislative agenda. •
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Support for this is being fueled by “sex workers” rights groups who, although they represent the minority of people in prostitution, tend to be the most vocal. The exploited, trafficked, voiceless, marginalized and most vulnerable tend not to speak up as often or as loudly. Their voices are not being heard in this discussion and they need to be. •
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Sex workers rights groups in favor of full decriminalization do not represent the 89% of women who want to leave prostitution, but see no other options for survival.[1]They do not represent the majority of women who find themselves trapped in prostitution due to vulnerability and lack of viable alternatives. Those working towards legalizing prostitution also do not represent the 84% of women in prostitution who, as research shows, are under third-party control or pimped or trafficked.[2] •
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I recognize that some of you reading this have worked in prostitution. As a survivor of exploitation, I know what it is like to feel trapped and not see other options or a way out. I acknowledge that many of you were in positions where prostitution was the only way you could keep a roof over your head or food on the table for you and your children. My goal is not to judge that. In fact, my hope in writing this 👉READ MORE: 
http://iamatreasure.com/should-prostitution-be-legal/ #linkinbio.

I have been getting more people asking my my thoughts on this and I am sure you are too... so I figured I would share... • • Alarmingly, there is a growing movement to fully decriminalize prostitution across the Nation. Even Presidential hopeful, Senator Kamala Harris, who has historically supported laws that crack down on trafficking (SESTA and FOSTA), recently stated that she is in favor of decriminalizing prostitution. She is among a growing number of people who mistakenly believe that full-decriminalization will lead to a decrease in trafficking and exploitation and that it is the solution for increasing safety for prostituted people. Even Amnesty International and The World Health Organization are getting behind decriminalization while an increasing number of states are including it in their legislative agenda. • • Support for this is being fueled by “sex workers” rights groups who, although they represent the minority of people in prostitution, tend to be the most vocal. The exploited, trafficked, voiceless, marginalized and most vulnerable tend not to speak up as often or as loudly. Their voices are not being heard in this discussion and they need to be. • • Sex workers rights groups in favor of full decriminalization do not represent the 89% of women who want to leave prostitution, but see no other options for survival.[1]They do not represent the majority of women who find themselves trapped in prostitution due to vulnerability and lack of viable alternatives. Those working towards legalizing prostitution also do not represent the 84% of women in prostitution who, as research shows, are under third-party control or pimped or trafficked.[2] • • I recognize that some of you reading this have worked in prostitution. As a survivor of exploitation, I know what it is like to feel trapped and not see other options or a way out. I acknowledge that many of you were in positions where prostitution was the only way you could keep a roof over your head or food on the table for you and your children. My goal is not to judge that. In fact, my hope in writing this 👉READ MORE: http://iamatreasure.com/should-prostitution-be-legal/ #linkinbio ...

I became a product instead of a person -A Treasure

#lovedvaluedpurposed.

I became a product instead of a person -A Treasure #lovedvaluedpurposed ...

Outreach is happening tonight and our mission is to let women know that they are loved, valued, and purposed! #stripcluboutreach #lovedvaluedpurposed.

Outreach is happening tonight and our mission is to let women know that they are loved, valued, and purposed! #stripcluboutreach #lovedvaluedpurposed ...

The bravest thing you can be is yourself! #lovedvaluedpurposed.

The bravest thing you can be is yourself! #lovedvaluedpurposed ...

Treasures has impacted my life by creating a safe community where I can flourish and heal -A Treasure
#mystorymatters #lovedvaluedpurposed.

Treasures has impacted my life by creating a safe community where I can flourish and heal -A Treasure #mystorymatters #lovedvaluedpurposed ...

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We don't want you to miss out! Buy one, get one 50% off your gala tickets now until March 30th. Join us for our an unforgettable evening including a formal dinner, powerful stories, and a chance to learn how you can help reach and restore hope to victims of sexual exploitation and trafficking by partnering with Treasures. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/treasures-9th-annual-gala-tickets-54617172433 ...

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During a particularly stressful time in both my personal and work life, I discovered the importance of self-care. I began taking dance classes and engaging in activities that were replenishing to me. One of the minor changes I made was to take the long way to and from work. Instead of taking the 405, one of LA’s most crowded freeways, I went out of my way to drive down Balboa Boulevard, a street that took me through a state park, lush with trees and greenery. It added another 5 minutes to my commute, but it was worth it to me to be surrounded by beauty. This tiny act of self-nurturing made a big difference in how I started and ended my work day. •

The author of the incredible book, Trauma Stewardship says this… “If we are going to be present for life’s suffering, we will need all the nourishment and rejuvenation that comes from life’s beauty”.-Laura Van Dermoot Lipsky •

What does it look like to make self-care a priority in your own life? Does it mean signing up for a class you love? Finding time to practice creativity? Nourishing your body with healthier food? Exercising more regularly? (I am a better human being after I work up a sweat!) Or carving out space in your day for prayer and spiritual practices? •

No one else can do this for you. You are the only person in all the world who is responsible for your own self-care. We cannot afford to put this off. 
#lovedvaluedpurposed.

During a particularly stressful time in both my personal and work life, I discovered the importance of self-care. I began taking dance classes and engaging in activities that were replenishing to me. One of the minor changes I made was to take the long way to and from work. Instead of taking the 405, one of LA’s most crowded freeways, I went out of my way to drive down Balboa Boulevard, a street that took me through a state park, lush with trees and greenery. It added another 5 minutes to my commute, but it was worth it to me to be surrounded by beauty. This tiny act of self-nurturing made a big difference in how I started and ended my work day. • The author of the incredible book, Trauma Stewardship says this… “If we are going to be present for life’s suffering, we will need all the nourishment and rejuvenation that comes from life’s beauty”.-Laura Van Dermoot Lipsky • What does it look like to make self-care a priority in your own life? Does it mean signing up for a class you love? Finding time to practice creativity? Nourishing your body with healthier food? Exercising more regularly? (I am a better human being after I work up a sweat!) Or carving out space in your day for prayer and spiritual practices? • No one else can do this for you. You are the only person in all the world who is responsible for your own self-care. We cannot afford to put this off. #lovedvaluedpurposed ...

If your compassion does not include yourself it is incomplete. -Jack Kornfield #lovedvaluedpurposed.

If your compassion does not include yourself it is incomplete. -Jack Kornfield #lovedvaluedpurposed ...

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Celebrate International Women's Day by partnering with the work of Treasures! Every gift you give between now and the end of March will be DOUBLED up to $25,000! https://iamatreasure.networkforgood.com/projects/6793-donate-now?fbclid=IwAR1TGUPC80iDPizUYgquuNJj22x1Hv9m0alDfBiV-keE--mSacLiNc2V680 #lovedvaluedpurposed #DOUBLEyourimpact #BalanceforBetter #internationalwomensday ...

A strange opportunity arose for me to enter the adult film business in Los Angeles. I wasn’t sure what to think, at this point nothing really mattered, I was so numb. I needed money and this money would give me my freedom. -A Treasure 
http://iamatreasure.com/stories/maggies-story/

#mystorymatters #lovedvaluedpurposed.

A strange opportunity arose for me to enter the adult film business in Los Angeles. I wasn’t sure what to think, at this point nothing really mattered, I was so numb. I needed money and this money would give me my freedom. -A Treasure http://iamatreasure.com/stories/maggies-story/ #mystorymatters #lovedvaluedpurposed ...

Every gift you give between now and the end of March will be doubled up to $25,000! Double your impact today and send twice as much healing and restoration to the women we serve! 
https://iamatreasure.networkforgood.com/projects/6793-donate-now

#lovedvaluedpurposed.

Every gift you give between now and the end of March will be doubled up to $25,000! Double your impact today and send twice as much healing and restoration to the women we serve! https://iamatreasure.networkforgood.com/projects/6793-donate-now #lovedvaluedpurposed ...

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