Jasmine Grace – Speaker, Author, Founder & Director of Bags of Hope Ministries
As a survivor of sex trafficking and drug addiction, Jasmine is an effective keynote speaker, panel participant and facilitator for trainings, workshops and groups. She has spoken on panels at the U.S Commission on Civil Rights in New Hampshire and at two side panels for members of the United Nations in New York. In addition, Jasmine consults with healthcare professionals, law enforcement personnel, educators and nonprofit organizations. She advises on issues such as safe homes, program growth, curriculum development, survivor support and peer mentorship. Lastly, she is a member of the NSN (National Survivor Network), Founder and Director of Bags of Hope Ministries, and Author of The Diary of Jasmine Grace. Trafficked. Recovered. Redeemed.
Silent survivors, justice seekers and direct service providers are talking about Jasmine’s story of survival, faith and victory. People who were previously uneducated about human trafficking have chosen to support her efforts as a modern-day abolitionist because sex should never be called work.
Anita has been in recovery from drug addiction and sexual brokenness for 6 years. She is passionate about helping women who are currently struggling with similar issues. She is very familiar with the shame that comes with leaving that life behind, but she has found freedom in the risen Christ and loves to share that hope with the women she walks alongside. In her professional career, Anita is a Certified Addictions Recovery Coach. She works with both men and women that are in substance abuse treatment through Bridgewell in Lynn, MA , she also works for PAARI/Americorp as a Recovery Coach along side the East Boston Police Department. and finally she is the Ministry Coordinator and Mentor for Bags of Hope Ministries.
Chelsey is a survivor of domestic sex trafficking and a recovering heroin addict. She fled her trafficker in March of 2011 and has been in recovery from substance abuse since 2016. She went from victim to survivor when she found Jesus at the Salvation Army drug rehabilitation center. Chelsey knows what it is like to leave the guilt and shame behind and is passionate about helping other women do the same. She is using her story of victory to give others hope and bring awareness about this current epidemic in our communities. She currently manages a faith based sober home for women in Lynn, MA and also works at a homeless shelter as a case manager for men and women who are struggling with addiction, mental illness and homelessness. Lastly and most importantly, a little 5 year old boy calls her mom.
Miranda was coerced into the commercial sex trade through lies and deception in Asia. By God’s grace, she was able to exit the dark world of sex trafficking nine years ago. She became truly free when she met Jesus in 2010 and later realized she was a Survivor. She knows the lure and temptation of fast money and how that can entice runaway girls and women who are in financial stress. Like Miranda, women who are psychologically and emotionally desperate are often in vulnerable situations. Especially in urban cities. There are many traps that await them. Miranda is passionate about helping other women see their true value, worth, and identity in Jesus Christ, as she gives them the courage to break free. She met her husband at a church in 2013 and they have been happily married for five years. They live in South Hamilton, MA, where she is also a full-time seminary student. She is looking forward to becoming a Pastor to empower others with the help of God.
If you would like to have someone other than Jasmine speak at your event, please email Anita – firstname.lastname@example.org