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OPEN LETTER TO LARA POWERS

Jody Williams, Founder & Director Sex Workers Anonymous www.sexworkersanonymous.com SWAN – www.swan-fellowship.us Trafficking & Prostitution Services 3395 S. Jones Blvd., #333 Las Vegas, NV 89146 (702) 488-1127

February 2, 2018
Lara Powers c/o Polaris Via Email
Re:       Your Recent Statement about the IKEA Article
Dear Lara:
I don’t know if you’ve seen any of Rose McGowan’s recent appearances on TV, but I have to say I’ve found them very enlightening.  One of the great things about the 12-Step process I’ve found to be very healing is that we often don’t understand what we’re going through until we see ourselves mirrored in a stranger across the room.  Seeing this “mirror” helps us to differentiate between what is “part of the process” of the experience we’re going through from what is “us” personally. 
But this “nirrror” is also our “healing empathy” that Jimmy Kinnon talked about in the Narcotics Anonymous Basic Text of what he found to work for addicts as to why they had to break away f…

POLARIS FORUM AND GIVING UP YOUR 5TH AMENDMENT RIGHTS

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Has everyone forgot a little detail called the 5th amendment in this country?  

First of all, prostitution in the USA everywhere but a few tiny counties in Nevada is ILLEGAL.  Forced or not, many of the things sex trafficking victims are forced to do are ILLEGAL.  Even if it's a matter of unreported earnings to the IRS - we're still talking a possible criminal charge here could be over one's head.

Now unless that survivor has gone completely through the legal system and it's been determined by their lawyers there aren't any possible ways they can have a case come up on them in the future, or that they may be called upon to become an "informant" in an ongoing case, there are good sound solid reasons why a survivor would want to remain "anonymous" about who they are and what they've experienced.

Do I have to remind people what happened to Celeste Guap?  She wasn't supposedly a "criminal" but a "victim".  She spoke up in …