Survivor Gallery: Kelly Patterson

While shame and pain kept her quiet for years, Kelly’s journey of healing and freedom from sex trafficking are giving her a loud voice today. Her artwork and writing skills reflect her passion to reach out to other survivors, lend understanding to their family and friends, and light a fire in others to help in the fight against sex trafficking in all its forms.

Biography

While shame and pain kept her quiet for years, Kelly’s journey of healing and freedom from sex trafficking are giving her a loud voice today. Having survived the unsurvivable, her skills come forth in maneuvering the difficult arena of a very painful subject matter. Her courage to walk into a crowd and discuss this controversial subject is a communication gift that she excels in. Her tenacity to see others freed keeps her pushing through the most difficult of obstacles. Kelly has traveled to hostile and distant areas to carry her message of freedom.

She desires to be an aid in freeing those wounded from the effects of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking. Coming from the perspective of one who has walked the long road out, Kelly has a dynamic style and ability to relate to her audience. As a speaker, she is engaging and unafraid to tell it like it is. Withholding the hard truths is not a road she has chosen to take. Her artwork and writing skills reflect her passion to reach out to other survivors, lend understanding to their family and friends, and light a fire in others to help in the fight against sex trafficking in all its forms.

Kelly Patterson was trafficked within the Heartland of the USA. Her experiential knowledge of how trafficking operates in the Midwest is incredibly valuable to those hoping to make a difference in this very real war. She details her captivity in the dark world of sex trafficking and the journey out in her book From Trafficked to Treasured. Kelly will soon release curriculum to aid others in leading support groups for survivors titled The Pendulum.  She is a Lead Pastor, advocate, consultant, task force member, mentor, speaker, author, artist, and wife, mother, and grandmother.

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