Every month we will share the story of a survivor whether it someone who is a survivor of human trafficking domestic violence, homelessness, etc. The purpose is to share that there is hope after trauma in our lives!
Christa Hernandez, Founder of LYWYAA says "My childhood consisted of severe physical and mental abuse as well as sexual abuse. My father was a very abusive, controlling man. He was into communicating with the other side through channeling spirits in front of us and conducting séances in our home. My mother was absent through most of my childhood due to her fear of him. Throughout my whole childhood I was being groomed for an industry that would have me in bondage for 19 years. At 18 I entered into the sex industry for the first time and I didn’t find freedom until 37. I went from stripping to escorting to domination. I saw all the ugly parts of the industry. I always thought I chose prostitution but that wasn't the case!
My freedom came from Jesus! Even after becoming saved I was still in the industry for 2 years. I had so much shame and was terrified to tell anyone from the Church my secret. It was in those two years that The Lord started lighting a fire in me to go back and reach women still in the industry. I got out and founded Loving You Where You Are At . We reach women working in the sex industry by going into their world and loving them right where they are. We don’t go in preaching a message we just go being the message. We take a little bit of hope to them every month and offer our support. No little girl dreams of growing up and being sexually exploited. Something went wrong along the way.
If you would like more information on her organization, go to our "Resources" page.