Anne Bissell, a third-generation writer and former technical writer
in the computer industry, has a Bachelor of Arts (Visual Performing
Arts/Journalism) from the University of Maryland. She has worked for
well over fifteen years as a professional writer, and has also earned
a certificate in writing from the University of California, San Diego.
She is the author of the popular new book Memoirs of a sex Industry
Bissell has studied women in the sex industry for over two decades.
She has worked successfully with women in the criminal justice system
with the mission to help them get out of prostitution.
She lives with her husband and son in Southern California.
Anne has been a guest on scores of radio and TV Shows including
FOX Network News.
1. What inspired you to write your book?
2. What motivates teens to get involved in prostitution?
3. Are women forced to have sex as a slave?
4. Just how large is the sex trafficking trade.
5. How do your recovery groups work?
6. What advice would you give parents today?
||Anne Bissell, author of Memoirs
of a Sex Industry Survivor and the founder of Sex Industry Survivors
Anonymous, make a special appearance last week at a Conference at
the University of Toledo. The conference core subject was Prostitution
and the Sex Industry - The State of Women's Health.
Author of "Memoirs of a Sex Industry Survivor" (2004
Cleopatra International Publications), Anne Bissell claims that
the sexual abuse she endured as a child ultimately led her into
prostitution. Says Bissell, Every day, a child is exploited,
every day, we look the other way. If I did not tell the truth about
what happened in my lifetime as a result of my own experiences as
an exploited child, it would be as if I too was looking the other
way. If no one tells the truth, the exploitation will become the
At this session of the conference, Bissell discussed her book and
the link between childhood sexual exploitation, prostitution, and
post-traumatic stress disorder. "If we can all begin to speak
out, to tell the truth about all forms of sexual exploitation, we
can begin to empower each other. There is nothing glamorous about
the co-modification of human sexuality especially when more
and more, it is our children who are for sale."
For more information on Anne Bissell, her newly released book "Memoirs
of a Sex Industry Survivor" or for Sex Industry Survivors Anonymous
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Among the topics that Anne is an expert and discusses:
Minors in the sex industry
The link between sexual abused teens and prostitution
Sex industry and sexual abuse recovery