What happens in a child or young woman's life to make her vulnerable to a life of prostitution and addiction? What is her day-to-day existence like under the control of a pimp? What happens when she tries to escape, and how can she build a better future for herself? Interviews and photographs tell the stories of several women who have made the courageous choice to walk away from years of life on the street. Their accounts are dark and difficult to read, but determination, beauty, and hope shine through. The work of the (Memphis, TN - based) Community of St. Therese of Lisieux is highlighted as one resource for women coming out of prostitution and addiction. Volunteers with the Lisieux Community also share their reflections. Readers will come away with a new appreciation of how these women could be our daughters, sisters, mothers, or ourselves under different circumstances. They are "one of us" and need our support and friendship to make the huge changes they are trying to effect in their lives. Proceeds from the sale of One of Us: Stories of Prostitution and Addiction benefit the Lisieux Community. For more information about this organization, contact Sandra Ferrell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Books may be purchased through the Lisieux Community or through Amazon.