Interview With Ruth Jacobs, Author and Anti-Trafficking Activist

interview with Ruth Jacobs, author of “Soul Destruction” and anti-trafficking activist

Bipolar For Life

I’m excited to have a guest on board here at Bipolar For Life:  Ruth Jacobs, author of the upcoming best-selling novel series Soul Destruction.  Part one of the series, Soul Destruction: Unforgivable, will be released worldwide on April 29, 2013.

Ruth Jacobs no border

Soul Survivor: Ruth’s gritty, hard-hitting novel features a more-or-less close-knit group of friends who have at least two things in common: drugs, and prostitution.  So what is this book doing on my blog, which tries its best to stay focused on mental health and child abuse issues?  Probably because this group of tough customers has more than just two things in common.

Let’s read a passage from Soul Destruction: Unforgivable, and then we can ask Ruth to help us understand.

Aunt Elsie made tea and they sat on their usual white stools at the white, plastic table in the kitchen. Elsie, as always, sat facing…

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Human trafficking victims tell of drug factory ordeal

Human trafficking in England – links to drug factory

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In her cramped bedsit in a northern English town, Min talks about the man who brought her here from China. She says that her family were being harassed by the police because they were members of the banned spiritual group Falun Gong. So her grandmother put her into the hands of someone who said he would help her start a new life in Britain.

The journey was more than five years ago, but she still starts to cry when she talks about it. “We stayed in one place for two months, then moved to another place for four months,” she says. “He hit me, kept me incarcerated and told me I couldn’t leave. He said if I tried to escape they would kill my grandmother.”

Their final destination was a cannabis factory in England, where she was again held prisoner. “I had to water the plants. I slept on…

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