20 years ago I was an alcoholic and a drug addict. On July 15th, 1996 I made the decision to live a sober life and have been sober from alcohol and cocaine since then.
13 years ago I was working in the sex industry, booking women internationally to work in the sex industry and was about to start a pornography production company. The fall of 2002 I walked away from it all while being at the top of my game. I knew I wanted out and was willing to do anything to live a different life. I worked 2 different jobs and took an extreme pay cut to get out of the industry.
On April 27th 2003, I saw that my heart was never at peace, I always felt there was something missing, and I finally understood grace and the cross and gave my life to Jesus and the piece that I was missing was filled up with Him. I now have a peace that only comes from Him.
The summer of 2007 I knew there were women and men working in the sex industry that needed support that I wished I had while I was in the industry and I founded BeLoved – a non profit that supports and cares for sex industry workers. It now provides care for industry workers in multiple cities and states and has supported 1000’s of industry workers.
November 17th, 2011 I found out I had breast cancer. I made the decision to treat it aggressively with a lumpectomy, chemo, a double mastectomy and reconstruction. I am now cancer free for over 3 years.
In February of 2015 I was at a low point of health. 50 lbs overweight and it was causing back issues. I lacked strength in my body and I felt tired all the time and unhappy with my overall health. I reached out to my college roommate who was in great shape and started working a program that works. I lost 22 lbs so far and feel stronger and healthier than I have in years. I became a Coach to pay it forward and help others in their health journey or to help them be coaches themselves and provide financially for their families. If you would like to join one of our groups or learn how to coach yourself message me!
I have overcome a lot.
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