Blakely was an under-aged exotic dancer with a young child when she met Dino who would later become her manipulating boyfriend and the reason for her downfall.
Within two years of their relationship, Dino’s power and control over her life led her to sex work, robbery, and the murder of three men (one of the victims played by World Boxing Champion Floyd Mayweather) in cold blood for the sake of her delusional love for him.
To drive the important message home about safety and awareness for girls and young women, TV One partnered with Saving Our Daughters, an organization that helps girls overcome many obstacles such as bullying (cyber, gossip, face-to-face), dating abuse, domestic violence, and other esteem slayers.
“This film is a cautionary tale about everything love shouldn’t be in our communities,” says TV One SVP of Marketing Lori Hall.
One snapshot alone can be deceiving,” said Farley, a research and clinical psychologist has written 32 peer-reviewed articles on prostitution and trafficking, and two books.From American Idol Season 2, Trenyce Cobbins is one of the many Saving Our Daughters’ Celebrity Godparents.“I reached out to Saving Our Daughters to share wisdom and truth with the young girls who have dealt with harsh realities,” said Cobbins.“Researchers and therapist previously would simply focus on talk therapy with the belief that unlocking the mind would then unlock the body.In essence, if we deal with the emotional trauma mentally then victims could release the physical symptoms in their bodies.” Tartt says “Now we know that the link is actually reversed. So, therapists are now encouraged to refer all trauma victims to Yoga, music and the arts to help the victims regain control over their physical body (since the body was violated by the abuser) which then helps therapy be more effective.” Along with the implementation of the aforementioned interventions, Safe Horizon provides other safety and healing options.so I understand how Falicia got there,” said Smith.“By the grace of God, I ended up here, but Falicia ended up in jail for the rest of her life.” Studies report that females ages 18 to 24 and 25 to 34 generally experienced the highest rates of intimate partner violence.They target young women who are below average intelligence, who lack education, and most importantly, who lack fathers.One of the mind-control techniques used by this type of pimp is called “future story-building.” The pimp talks about how great life could be together and how they’ll use the money they make from this horrible life and put it to good use in the future.“When I was 14, I dropped out of school – a lot of people don’t know that.By the age of 16, I was bartending in a strip club, by the age of 20 I was stripping…