Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Dear Jessie,

I must admit, I don't have any experience dealing with prostitute's, but you seem quite out of the ordinary. Or is that just the stereotype?

I enjoyed getting to know you and growing stronger with you. Your story is an inspiring one, for women in any sticky situation. I've spent time working with my grandmothers organization, Project Liberty, writing a monthly newsletter in regards to the human trafficking industry. And, I must say, what you did...not many people have. And you should be proud of that.

You and your cop boyfriend have defied odds. It's amazing how people can come together for a common good. It's good that people can see past those stereotypes and see the inner good in people...especially when they're stuck in situations because they are forced to be.

I've no doubt that you have influenced girls all over the world to get out of sticky situations just through your strength transforming them. It's amazing how we can impact others when we don't realize we're even doing anything other than living our own lives. But, that's what you've influenced women. Maybe women like you, maybe women that feel like they're stuck in a dead end job, maybe people that want out of a bad matter what, your strength can and has encouraged women to find their own.

Freedom feels like such a large subject, but sometimes we don't realize it can be in the simplest mentioned above--freedom from a horrible job, freedom from being with someone who treats you badly, etc etc.

You've taught people how to free themselves. You've taught people strength. You've taught people to grow. You've taught people to have faith, to believe in themselves...You've taught people to live again. And you should be so proud of yourself for all that.

Growingly yours,
NicholleLee Robertson.