One day, a woman named Heather Sewell was on a road trip, reflective and prayerful, when a question came to mind, “What could God do with four Indiana survivor-leaders if they came together and sought his direction?”
She made a phone call to a woman named Stefanie Jeffers and ran the thought past her. Stefanie contacted Sarah Hurley and Laci Kneiper and the four agreed to meet.
During several meetings, coffee and conversation, the four discussed myriad issues: sexual harm, the re-exploitation of survivors, the commonality between trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation and the myths thereof, the significant trauma that so often lies beneath CSE and trafficking, the deeper heart issues (lies, vows, agreements, spiritual warfare, the desire to be seen and known, etc.), the clinical aspects (psychological, neurobiological, physical, etc.), and more. At the root, we determined the following: