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Rachel Moran

September 22, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

$10 – $12

Tuesday, September 22 | 7:30 pm

“This is surely the best, most personal, profound, eye-opening book ever written about prostitution—irrefutable proof of why it should NEVER be legalized.” — Jane Fonda

“Thoughtful, highly readable, and provocative….shines a necessary light on a dark and underdiscussed topic.” – Kirkus, Starred Review

Bestselling author, sex-trade survivor, and activist Rachel Moran joins us to discuss her new memoir Paid For: My Journey Through Prostitution—a brave, compassionate, and humane account of her time lived as a prostitute in Ireland, her struggle to break free, and the politics and psychological damage associated with selling your body to survive.

Escaping an unstable family and state care, at age fifteen Rachel became homeless. For the next seven years she worked as a prostitute—isolated, drug-addicted, outside of society. Her experience was one of violence, loneliness, and relentless exploitation and abuse. Paid For is an indictment of prostitution and a celebration of a remarkable woman’s survival of body and soul.

Rachel Moran grew up and lives in North Dublin. At 22 she started on the path to further education, gaining a degree in journalism from Dublin City University, where she won the Hybrid Award for excellence in journalism. She speaks internationally on prostitution and sex-trafficking and volunteers to talk to young girls in residential care about the harms and dangers of prostitution.


September 22, 2015
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$10 – $12
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