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Ms. Anne Bissell

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Executive Director

Email: a***@***.com
Local Address: Ventura, California, United States
Voices for Justice
 
Background

Employment History

  • Owner
    Voices for Justice
  • Third-Generation Writer and Technical Writer In the Computer Industry

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    Voices for Justice
  • Member
    Rescue
  • Member
    Restore Coalition
  • Founder
    Sex Industry Survivors Anonymous
  • Founder
    The Silver Braid
  • Co-Founder
    Sexual Abuse Survivors

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts , Visual Performing Arts/Journalism
    University of Maryland
77 Total References
Web References
Anne Bissell | Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives | Stop Human Trafficking in Communities
www.fdfi.org, 3 Feb 2014 [cached]
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Anne Bissell
Since the controversial and ground-breaking publication of her autobiographical book, "Memoirs of a Sex Industry Survivor," in 2004, Anne Bissell has been on the frontline in the fight against the commercialized sexual exploitation of children.
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"Anne Bissell's story is chillingly real, dramatic and typical of the lives led by hundreds of thousands of American children right here in the United States."
From 2004 to 2010 Bissell appeared on Dr. Phil, Current Affair, Montel, Rita Cosby, Donnie Deutsch, Dr. Keith Ablow, and three times on the Tyra Banks Show.
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The executive director of Voices for Justice Network, Bissell and nation-wide silver braid representatives, have helped countless girls and women on a yearly, monthly basis find resources to rebuild their lives from the ravaging effects of participation in the sex industry.
Sex Trafficking - The Silver Braid Survivors of Sexual Exploitation Network
www.thesilverbraid.org, 16 Nov 2005 [cached]
Anne Bissell, founder of Voices for Justice-Sex Industry Survivors , spoke at the event. Bissell, a sex industry survivor, said the sex industry infiltrates every aspect of society.
"The real danger with the sex industry is that the people who run it are very organized," Bissell said. "We need to be organized. We need to be as smart as they are."
Bissell said strip clubs, escort services and massage parlors are sex trafficking hot spots. Those establishments are all a part of what she calls the "sex industry matrix."
"It's (trafficking) there, but we often don't want to see it," she said.
Anne Bissell, a ...
www.omnipublicity.com, 11 Mar 2005 [cached]
Anne Bissell, a third-generation writer and former technical writer in the computer industry, has a Bachelor of Arts (Visual Performing Arts/Journalism) from the University of Maryland.She has worked for well over fifteen years as a professional writer, and has also earned a certificate in writing from the University of California, San Diego.She is the author of the popular new book "Memoirs of a sex Industry Survivor."Bissell has studied women in the sex industry for over two decades.She has worked successfully with women in the criminal justice system with the mission to help them get out of prostitution.She lives with her husband and son in Southern California.
Trafficking of women and children for the sex industry and for labor is prevalent in all regions of the United States.Annually an estimated 50,000 women and children are trafficked to the United States from their impoverished native homes with the promises of jobs and a better life.Nothing could be further from the truth.Smugglers are getting rich by forcing many of the unsuspecting women and children into one form or another of pornography, as a way of compensation for their services.
"Dubious pornography business owners are causing growth in the illegal and highly immoral sex trafficking industry" says author Anne Bissell."They are doing irreparable harm to these poor defenseless women and children."
Anne will be a guest at the "Pornography: Driving the Demand for International Sex Trafficking" conference beginning this Sunday at the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Chicago.The purpose of this conference is to share information about the connections among trafficking, pornography and demand along with the development of a toolkit to empower activists working to address pornography's role in creating demand for sex trafficking.The public is welcomed and urged to attend.The key speakers will address pornography, demand and sex trafficking from a feminist perspective.The conference is sponsored by Captive Daughters and the International Human Rights Law Institute of DePaul University.
Bissell is joining the conference as the Executive Director of Voices for Justice, a related non- profit organization devoted to the research and public awareness of the social and economic impact of the sex industry.Anne is also the author of the popular new book "Memoirs of a Sex Industry Survivor" (2004 Cleopatra International Publications ISBN 0-9746060-0-6) which is part of the Juliet West Trilogy.Her new book is an exposé into the sex industry and the consequent negative effects it has on the lost souls in "The Life."
But more than a mere author, Anne is an activist who has lit a revolution.She has dedicated her life to deglamourizing the multi-billion dollar sex industry while rehabilitating its victims and the victims of sexual abuse.Through the global networks of groups and organizations she has championed or supports, Anne is able to provide direction to both young and old victims and pivotal help that is necessary for recovery.Anne is the founder of Sex Industry Survivors Anonymous, co-founder of Sexual Abuse Survivors in Recovery Anonymous and is a member of the Rescue and Restore Coalition.Bissell is currently expanding the networks to the top 200 markets in the United States and Canada.
Among the topics that Anne is an expert and discusses:
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Availability: Anne has been a guest on scores of radio and TV Shows including FOX Network News.She is available for interviews nationwide by arrangement and via telephone or satellite.She is also available as a last-minute guest.
 Memoirs of a Sex Industry Survivor by ...
lavenderpower.webs.com, 9 June 2013 [cached]
 Memoirs of a Sex Industry Survivor by Anne Bissell Purchase eBook - 9.95(proceeds go to support the Voices for Jusitice/Silver Braid "What if it was Your Daughter Campaign" - Help bring awareness to the problem of domestic sexual trafficking.)
Anne Bissell ~ What if it was Your Daughter?
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Executive Director Anne Bissell, author of "Memoirs of a Sex Industry Survivor" and a child trafficking victim, became aware of the need to identify the three parts of sexual violence when she was asked to be a part of a roundtable discussion sponsored by the Department of Justice, Office of Violence against Women.    Taking place on November 19, 2011 What if it was Your Daughter?
Anne noticed that only programs that fell under the category of Domestic Violence or sexual assault were funded.  When Anne inquired about this at the roundtable discussion, she was told by the then acting Director of the Office of Violence against Women,  "Congress does not allow funding for survivors of sexual exploitation."
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Anne, a prostituted teen and survivor of horrific sexual abuse, understands at a deep level how the sex industry collaborates to enslave both the participants and the customers.
Anne Bissell, Executive Director (Ventura, CA) Anne Bissell is the first author/activist and sexual exploitation survivor to bring out the connections between childhood sexual exploitation, pornography, domestic prostitution and international trafficking.
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The founder of Sex Industry Survivors Anonymous (SISA), and the executive director of the nonprofit Voices for Justice, Bissell is also the author of the autobiographical book, Memoirs of a Sex Industry Survivor.
Survivor's Poems & Books Available - The Silver Braid Survivors of Sexual Exploitation Network
www.thesilverbraid.org, 24 Nov 2012 [cached]
Anne Bissell, the Founder, of The Silver Braid Survivors of Sexual Exploitation Network's explosive book on surviving the sex industry.
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