Looking Beyond The Face
At the age of 10, my father introduced me to Heroin. In my early teens, he trafficked me, leaving me in Mexico or at scary hotels with men I did not know. He would always come back and give me my fix. I lived in constant fear for my own safety as well as the safety of my family if I did not comply to his requests. During these years, I suspected he was grooming some of my other siblings. When I graduated from High School, it hit me that if I continued down this path with my father and this addiction, I would either be killed or take my own life. I made that lifesaving call to the Salem Utah Police Department and told them I was ready to talk. On sentencing day, my father was found guilty and was sentenced to two three-to-life sentences, that were to run consecutively. Though I know I did the right thing, I knew I had to face my own addiction and the damage that had been done. The Dr. Phil show had reached out and offered treatment in exchange for my story.
Come join me, Tayler Poyner, as I share some of the darkest days of my life and how fear and addiction kept me from reaching out for help. Human Sex Trafficking is real and there are victims right before your eyes. The help that I received spiritually, physically, and mentally has helped me become the person I am today, and I continue to help others through the constant recovery process. I want to share my story so it can possibly help others that are living in a dark place by Looking Beyond the Face.