My Cup Now vs. My Cup Then

I love life now!! I really can’t believe it. Why? Because I have lived so long trying to figure out ways to take my own life without it looking like suicide. The only thing that stopped me was the consequences that  would land on my kids. I felt like they would constantly question their value. And, I didn’t want to […]

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What is it like living with the fact that you are a survivor of human trafficking?

I know others have faced experiences worse than mine. And for me, having to face the horrors of events and believe its reality has been hard. But, it’s also given me an appreciation for living and gratitude for the opportunity to heal. This opportunity is available for everyone. As I embraced the healing process, I realized I hadn’t come to […]

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Becoming Me

I have been examining this thought for quite some time. It comes from the story in the Bible I heard retold in a message by Richard Rohr entitled, Practicing Radical Compassion. Richard took me in my imagination to a moment in time when Jesus was in the room with the disciples after his resurrection and invited Thomas to touch him […]

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New Documentary: In Plain Sight: Human Trafficking

Recently Tanya Street participated in this three part series with Cox Creative Services, bringing you a surprising documentary focusing on Human Trafficking in Virginia. This documentary includes interviews from a survivor, a Congressman, Police Detectives focused on the issue, and advocates fighting it daily. We hope this comprehensive investigation alerts the public on the dangers, the warning signs, and what to […]

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Only Believe

This morning was a challenging one.  I began my conversation with Father God as soon as I woke up.  I am a “feeler” and I was sensing a whole lot of things.  I looked on a few of my social media accounts and felt a connection to the “shaking” that’s going on in the world all around us.  I prayed, […]

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Tanya Street Joins Police for Forum about Human Trafficking in Newport News

Tanya Street joined the Newport News police for a forum in Newport News: Here’s a excerpt from their report: Police told 10 On Your Side that victims aren’t normally forced into human trafficking but are rather manipulated. “Pimps” prey on people who are young and vulnerable. Victims are oftentimes runaways or drug addicts, according to investigators. “It’s not by force, […]

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Ways You can Help Victims with Transportation

  This month we are going to start a series of posts to let you know ways that you can help Identifiable Me.   This week’s focus is transportation.  Many of our victims have lots of transportation needs.  There are court dates where victims need support. Girls who are in danger that need to be taken to a shelter immediately, and […]

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Tanya Speaking at Hampton University Tomorrow!

Tanya will be speaking at Hampton University tomorrow, April 21, at 11 AM. This is full day event, free to the public!  Following is from the Hampton University Website: Hampton, Va. – In recognition of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, the Hampton University Department of Sociology will present, The Ugly Truth Behind Human Trafficking on Tuesday, April 21 in the […]

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Support H.R. 500: Survivors of Human Trafficking Empowerment Act

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The US House of Representatives is considering H.R. 500, legislation that would create a U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking. The Council, led by survivors of human trafficking, would provide recommendations to the President’s Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, the Senior Policy Operating Group, and other federal government agencies.  Please take a moment to contact your […]

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An American Slave

“I have often been awakened at the dawn of day by the most heart-rending shrieks of an own aunt of mine, whom he used to tie up to a joist, and whip upon her naked back till she was literally covered with blood. No words, no tears, no prayers, from his gory victim, seemed to move his iron heart from […]

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