The Life Story
About “The Life Story”
The Life Story: Moments of Change shines a light on the realities of women in the sex trade, elevates their voices and experiences and highlights opportunity for change—for all girls and all women—at different moments throughout a lifetime.
The trajectories of girls and women in the Life are often marked by many on-ramps into exploitation—poverty, violence, discrimination and system failure—and few exit ramps. The Life Story focuses on closing those on-ramps and building many more exit ramps. This is a space to explore those solutions, particularly those which aim for larger system change.
This material is designed to be used by any individual or organization who sees the same potential. It is meant to inform and inspire those who work across the intersections of education, housing, public health, mental health and addiction services, economic and racial justice, and many other areas.
This issue isn’t intractable, but it is often misunderstood. We hope this work can help change that.
— The Life Story