The Lethal Side of the Sex Industry: Meet Survivor Sariah Hastings
Women and girls tugged into the sex industry are the most frequently and easily killed people anywhere on the face of the earth. Why do they remain unseen by us even though we pass them daily? What people and companies profit from them? How do they become involved in this netherworld in the first place? What prevents their leaving? Why is grief absent for fellow sex workers who die in “the life”? Meet Sariah Hastings who survived 20 years in the sex industry, being sold dozens of times across 33 states, and had many brushes with death. She managed to rise above her circumstances, is now paying it forward, and offers some tips for health care providers and parents.
cPTSD, crime, crime effects, depression, family loss, First responders, homicide, loss of life, mental health, mental illness, Murder, post traumatic growth, PTSD, serial murder, social issue, social issues, suicide epidemic