Story of survival through the eyes of Jody Paar, her story of being a victim of human trafficking.
A Soldier exposes the deceit used in the luring of victims into the world of sex trafficking, the threats that keep them there, and her ability to break free.
I survived on little food, and little in life. I was running,and it landed me in danger, in drugs, and in despair. What happened to me chained me down from my head to my feet. Chains that kept me from moving forward in life.
When a soldier becomes a hostage, they are chained to the walls of a prison. When a tragedy happens to us, we have invisible chains on us. The mental chains can hold you down just like the physical ones can. Mental chains hold us prisoner in our mind.
The chain of fear can be like cement. Once that chain attaches itself to you, you can’t move. I sat in fear so many times.I could have moved, . My body was fine to move, but my mind wouldn’t let me. I was so afraid of who was going to hurt me next.
As a silent soldier, I was walking around with this huge chain of fear attached to me. I had so much anxiety even just leaving the house.
Fear had this soldier in the darkest room with chains on my hands and feet. So many silent soldiers are walking around today. They live in fear with everything they do.
The good news is that freedom is on the way! In this series, I will continue to take you down the path of my life and each chain that attached to me. In my life, I found myself in some very bad situations.
Spoiler alert! The good news is that each one of these chains fell off of me, and they can fall off of you, too. With love, Jody
Jody Paar is from a small town in Mississippi. She was the baby of the family and was supposed to be a boy but came out all girl. She sparkled from the moment she came into the world.
As a little girl Jody was always in her mom’s makeup and heels. “I will be a star one day,” she would say into her hairbrush. Jody always lit up a room and never met a stranger even as a child. She would talk to anyone, even if they wouldn’t talk to her. When she became a teenager, she began to rebel. The struggle of learning disabilities that she hid from everyone was starting to dim her light. She had no problem making friends and enjoyed her classmates, but never felt like she fit in. She was always the first to take up for someone being bullied. The only fight she ever got into was with a boy who was bullying her little cousin. Jody won. She was fearless as she confronted the bully even though she was smaller than he was. She stood tall for what she believed in. She was taught not to fight, but if you do have a purpose behind it and win. That message has stuck with Jody her whole life.
Jody was very sheltered growing up. She thought everyone around her lived a safe life like she did. Jody didn’t really know that evil existed, because it didn’t in her world. With hormones raging and thinking she knew it all Jody couldn’t wait to leave home. At the age of 18 Jody walked out of her safe home and discovered a dangerous world faster than she ever thought imaginable. She found herself running from a past that haunted her every move. She was face to face with the devil and her life would change forever.
Life happens, but we must go on. Jody did her best to act as a normal person day to day. Jody was no longer the outgoing person she was before. Every person she met she feared what they wanted with her. She was a good actress and smiled to hide the pain. The truth was inside she was so full of fear with every move she would make. She felt like a failure with little education and the stupid one in the room. The one good thing was it didn’t stop her from surviving. The show must go on and it did. Jody may not have had education, but she had something else. She has a personality that sparkles and a heart of gold.
How does a small-town girl with little education write a book? She just starts typing and before she knows it has written a 3-book series about her life in only two weeks. Jody has hidden for decades. She is now ready to share her story of her traumatic roller-coaster life. She spares no details as she goes deep into the darkness of the chains that held her captive.