Fight the New Drug

Harmony (Dust) Grillo: Survivor, Founder, & Author

Harmony (Dust) Grillo: Survivor, Founder, & Author

Trigger Warning: This episode contains discussions of child sexual abuse and sex trafficking. Listener discretion is advised.This week’s interview is with exploitation and trafficking survivor turned UCLA honor student, Harmony (Dust) Grillo. Today, Harmony is the founder of Treasures, an outreach and support group to help women and girls who are entrenched in sexual exploitation find freedom.Harmony speaks with podcast host, Garrett Jonsson, drawing from her own personal experience of being abandoned at a young age and lured into the commercial sex industry from her “Romeo pimp.” Armed with a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Harmony sheds light on the impact of a pornified culture and the lives of women trapped within it. Her memoir, Scars and Stilettos, details her harrowing account of moving from victim to survivor to liberator, and can be found at iamatreasure.com.Click here to access the resources discussed in this episode.To learn more about the harms of pornography on consumers, relationships, and its larger societal impacts, visit FTND.org.To support this podcast, visit FTND.org/cbcsupport or text CONSIDER to 43506.Thanks for listening.

Duration: 40 min

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