No, until I got to Her-Academy I didn’t believe that it is possible to exit prostitution. One morning, after years of therapy and different attempts I met Iris and Tal who came and told me about a fashion and styling course they have. I didn’t believe it was even possible to begin studying without prior requirements and I decided to give myself a chance. Every week they received me with a hug and a big smile, a cup of coffee and endless love. I felt that I’m arriving at a place where I’m accepted for who I am, without being judged, no masks, I can be exactly as I am.
The classes were interesting and every week I would wait for the next lesson to arrive. The road wasn’t always easy, even though it was really difficult for me and I wanted to give up, Iris and Tal fought for me like two mothers and didn’t let me quit. I received from them all of the tools I could receive, I learned a lot and graduated the course successfully. I received my diploma and with their guidance and mentoring I began working in the profession I studied. I remember my first shift, what an amazing feeling I had and for the first time I’m selling shoes and not my body. My smile towards the clients was real. I felt what it means to work without harming my soul. I was in an environment of super sensitive and understanding employers which allowed me to continue working even when things got tough. The course was a stepping stone into the real world, I understood that there is another option. I’m proud to be part of this place, proud of myself and of them, and I know that there is nothing more blessed than this.