Marin Stewart

Survivor of Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Advocate, Organization for Prostitution Survivors

Marin Stewart

Marin Stewart entered the sex trade at age 18 after childhood sexual abuse and high-risk behavior. She intended to briefly be an exotic dancer, but was trafficked to Taiwan and Japan where her passport was taken. The American Embassy freed and returned her to the States. She was in “the life” for 22 years across the USA and overseas as an exotic dancer and high paid escort. Living a double life and being in the sex industry made, Ms. Stewart felt dissociated and debilitated by shame. She was freed from “the life” after a spiritual radical transformation.

“Every human being is created in the image of God. Since the beginning of time, the enemy has been exploiting this image. It’s not just the victim being exploited, but the victimizer as well. We live in a broken world with wounds and trauma running deep in both women and men. Commercial sexual exploitation is evidence of this.”