My name is Shannon Martinez. I am the founder of ShameEaters.org. We are a small group that offers victim led awareness training about sexual exploitation and human trafficking to anyone who wishes. Through outreach and intervention, we build loving and supportive relationships with women still in the sex industry as well as helping those who want to exit.
Our name is very special to us. We believe that by publicly speaking out about the lives of the sexually exploited, thus facing public shaming, will lead to a reduction in the stigma placed on us. We hope to eat this shame for those who are too fragile to do it for themselves. To push forward and create a place in society for them. Unlike other jobs, sex work becomes your identity, and it is how the community will always see you. We can not change our history, but we can change others opinions of it.