In ‘the life’ – survive vs. suicide

As Human Trafficking Awareness Month comes to a close, I’d say there was a much larger presence of those focused on this issue and those others which can be the beginning steps to trafficking. I’d like to remind everyone that for those who have or are trying to survive the influence human trafficking has leftContinue reading “In ‘the life’ – survive vs. suicide”

The everyday beginning steps of Human Trafficking

Thank you #BrittanyJones; Channel 12 News, #KFVS  http://www.kfvs12.com/clip/14043071/march-to-end-human-trafficking-held-in-carbondale #Torch – Shining a Light on Human Trafficking – SIU Carbondale Think about that statement for a moment. We are here to ask our friends, neighbors, colleagues, resources, professionals, first responders, care givers, – absorb the power of this horrific statement. This isn’t just an offense busted byContinue reading “The everyday beginning steps of Human Trafficking”

To change our world we have to heal our past……

  Have you noticed the multitude of Adult Survivors of Child Sex Crimes who are sharing their collective voices across the United States? Actually if you really notice it’s happening in every country around the world; filling the internet and becoming part of the norm? I must say myself and every other adult survivor neverContinue reading “To change our world we have to heal our past……”

What message are we sending if we do not change things now?

  Lately there has been a lot of news & education shared about the issues surrounding abuse, domestic violence, and sexual assault. Also true is the increasing knowledge and definition of a ‘terrorist’. We used to believe that a terrorist would never attack our country, that we had nothing to fear in the great countryContinue reading “What message are we sending if we do not change things now?”

Dear Mr. President…..I am a Child Sex Trafficking Survivor

Attn; Mr. President Obama                                            Sept 30, 2014 The White House                                                               Patricia A. McKnight 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW                                    Washington, DC 20500 62230   Dear Mr. President, Permit me a few moments of your precious time, first to give my support for the policies you have implemented throughout your terms in Presidency and your continued drive toContinue reading “Dear Mr. President…..I am a Child Sex Trafficking Survivor”

Living in the laws of the church……

  Hi Friends, First off let me explain this piece of writing. So very often a survivor or victim of an abusive or harmful life comes to me and shares how they are plagued between the laws of the church they’ve been taught to believe all their lives and the many dangerous actions they’ve endured;Continue reading “Living in the laws of the church……”

Although it is written as a novel…..My Justice

         Although it is written as a novel, the accounts written here are true as they happened then. The impact and thoughts of the child, woman, mother, who endured it all are true. The names of the characters have been changed to protect innocent siblings & children, but this is the most powerfulContinue reading “Although it is written as a novel…..My Justice”

What can we do in our family unit to be sure this doesn’t happen to a child in your life’s circle……

        Ask a survivor of forced familial child trafficking; how can we ever end these atrocities within our family unit? As a survivor of this vicious act against children, I have shared my voice publicly through training seminars, various speaking venues, including the Speakers Bureau for Southwestern Illinois Rescue & Restore Human Trafficking Coalition;Continue reading “What can we do in our family unit to be sure this doesn’t happen to a child in your life’s circle……”

Shocking, Disturbing, Disgusting, Atrocious, and horrifying!!!

These title words are just some of the adjectives used when people hear the true evil of my published story. The many responses, press announcements, Five Star Reviews shared about ‘My Justice’, have been shared around the web for almost two years now. Our world media outlets and our First Amendment Right to Freedom ofContinue reading “Shocking, Disturbing, Disgusting, Atrocious, and horrifying!!!”

Dear Mr. President…..

In the FFY 2011 the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data Systems (NCANDS) recorded the demographics for 3,712,034 reports of child maltreatment across the country. Sadly, because of the low number of Child Protective Service workers (being only 33,000), and because a single call taker on each of these reports was permitted to make theContinue reading “Dear Mr. President…..”