29 Jan

Originally posted on Ruth Jacobs:

Stella Marr

How did you become involved in the movement against sex trafficking and sexual exploitation?

I was trafficked in prostitution in New York City for nearly ten years, from the early 1980s to the early 1990s. Two of my friends from the life were murdered. My beautiful friend, April, died of suicide because the madam she’d called promised to send help then did nothing. April died waiting – to me it feels like another murder. My best friend Gabriel, who’d been trafficked from age sixteen, died of AIDS at age twenty-four. His family kicked him out when they found out he was sick, so he had to spend his last days living with a john who made him buy life insurance with the john as beneficiary. I fill with tears when I think of it.

The public needs to understand that prostitution is sex trafficking. The term ‘sex trafficking’ reflects an…

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4 Responses to “”

  1. A Rhythm Runs Through It January 29, 2013 at 5:52 pm #

    So enlightening Stella, thanks so much for this. The poem was beautiful, btw!

  2. alienredqueen January 29, 2013 at 6:59 pm #

    Stella, it seems like ages since I’ve seen a post from you. You have such a sweet smile, still innocent and gentle, despite all your struggles. Your strength is amazing.

  3. violentwinter January 30, 2013 at 6:52 am #

    Reblogged this on violentwinter.


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