Trauma of Commercial Sexual Exploitation

Nikki Bell

Nikki Bell is a Worcester legend! She is a powerful force for change and isn’t afraid to speak truth to power and stand up for people we choose not to see. Prostitution is the oldest and most universal oppression. There are many misconceptions about commercial sexual exploitation- make no mistake, it is one of the most traumatic experiences a human can endure. Nikki will speak candidly about her experience and will talk about how to help at the individual, community and the policy level. Her capacity to turn trauma into triumph will inspire everyone who is willing to listen!

Nicole Bell is the Founder and CEO of LIFT (Living in Freedom Together) and Jana’s Place, a survivor led residential treatment program for women with cooccurring mental health and substance use disorders. She has become a leader in the movement to center and empower the marginalized.