Deanna Lynn

Author, Refuge for Women

I am not my story: Ways to engage with survivor stories without re-exploitation

  • Other Session
  • October 21 2021 8:00 AM - 11:59 PM

When leaving something as drastic as the sex industry it is easy for both me and the most well-meaning of others, to assume I was destined to a life working only in jobs dealing with that trade. In fact, before working here I had interned at the very house that gave me this new chance at life. While I loved my time serving and to this day remain committed to being a lifeline for others, I knew deep down that part of my mission and example to fellow soon to be thrivers, involved me discovering who I was apart from being a woman who was purchased. While, I am all about putting purpose to pain, talking about that pain was not my only purpose! I went from being known for being in porn for being known for leaving porn. My story is not my full calling. It is just my story and it continues to unfold!