173: Harmony Dust talks about Survivor Leadership

Dr. Sandra Morgan and Dave Stachowiak talk again to Harmony Dust about her book Scars and Stilettos and the work she is doing with Treasures, a Los Angeles, CA, based outreach and support group for women in the sex industry.

Key Points

  • The commercial sex industry is ANYWHERE sex is being bought or sold, including porn, stripping, escorting, prostitution, dominatrix, and many others.
  • 89% of women in the sex industry want to leave but feel like they don’t see any other option.
  • There is a very small percentage of people who chose to be in the sex industry by preference, but they are a very loud group.
  • Make sure any survivor who wants to share their story is truly ready, that they’ve put in the work in their own healing journey.


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Sandie Morgan

Sandie Morgan, PhD, RN is recognized globally for her expertise in combatting human trafficking and working to end violence against women. As Director of Vanguard University’s Global Center for Women & Justice (GCWJ), she oversees the Women’s Studies Minor as well as teaching Family Violence and Human Trafficking.
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