Name: Jody Williams
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Company: Sex Workers Anonymous
Occupation: Author, Screenwriter and Script Consultant
Unique traits: I'm the founder of Sex Workers Anonymous - which was started when we founded the modern day sex trafficking movement itself back in the 1980's. We are the country's oldest, and largest, program of those who have survived sex trafficking, and are in recovery from sex work. I'm also the author of the "Recovery Guide" for our program - sort of like the AA "Big Book" only for sex workers and survivors.
Fighting for my Daughter
TV Movie by ABC Based on The story for this movie was based on a case where we helped a mother find her missing daughter who had been forced into prostitution by a dangerous pimp. We were successful in getting her back because I advised the mother to dress like one of the prostitutes to gain their trust. One she had their trust, they told her where her daughter was. Then the police were able to go and rescue her from where the pimp had been holding her against her will, i.e., a sex trafficking victim.
Television by NBC Myself I appeared on Donahue in 1992 to promote the "Recovery Guide" when it was done. I brought on four other members of the program with me while we were still called "Prostitutes Anonymous" including an ex-pimp we got off Sunset Blvd. A few years later, the pimp was set up on phony drug charges by an informant in an almost identical manner to Rick "Freeway" Ross, who had also witnessed Iran Contra back then as we had and discussed on this show. Both men later beat the charges and are free now.
TV Movie by MGM Television Based on This was based on my story, and a few of the members of our 12 step program, about why so many of us would "relapse" or "return" to sex work once we'd been out while.