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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.
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.
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.
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My guest will be Anne Bissell, Founder of Voices for Justice, co-founder of Sexual Abuse Recovery Anonymous and Silver Braid--Survivors of Sexual Exploitation Network Forum.
She is the author of the Julie West Series, MEMOIRS OF A SEX INDUSTRY SURVIVOR.
Anne Bissell, a ...
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:
has been a guest on scores of radio and TV Shows including FOX Network News
is available for interviews nationwide by arrangement and via telephone or satellite.She
is also available as a last-minute guest.
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is the author of the Juliet West Series, and the creator of a brand new genre of fiction called FusionFiction.
She is the founder of Sex Industry Survivors Anonymous, and the co-founder of Sexual Abuse Survivors in Recovery Anonymous.
mission is to de-glamorize the global, billion dollar sex industry, which she
believes is not a victimless crime.
has studied women in the sex industry for nearly two decades.
She has worked extensively with women in the criminal justice system with the mission to help them get out of prostitution, or “the life.”
, “Every day, a child is exploited, every day, we look the other way.
If I did not tell the truth about what happened in my lifetime as a result of my own experiences as an exploited child, it would be as if I too was looking the other way.
If no one tells the truth, the exploitation will become the norm.”
has delivered a message of hope and recovery into churches, recovery homes, and jails to both prostituted survivors and victims of other sex crimes.
has launched 12-step
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.
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
lives with her
husband and son in Southern California.
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Survivor's Poems & Books Available - The Silver Braid Survivors of Sexual Exploitation Network
Anne Bissell, the Founder, of The Silver Braid Survivors of Sexual Exploitation Network's explosive book on surviving the sex industry.