Anneke Lucas was born in Belgium, where she was sold into a sex trafficking ring at age 6. Her rescue from the ring and subsequent journey of healing led her to New York and Los Angeles where she completed the MFA Screenwriting Program at the American Film Institute in 1992. After publishing her first book “The Deaf Musician” in her native Dutch, and writing many articles on trauma and yoga, she founded Liberation Prison Yoga to bring healing into the American prison system, from the inside out, while working on her memoir.
The author’s decades-long journey from girl victim to liberated woman has inspired all who cross her path. Her practical approach to heal the planet by pointing inward and learning to understand our own darkness to treat society’s ills, has made her programs a success inside and outside the US prison system. She shares her message of personal empowerment with audiences worldwide.
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