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Ruth Jacobs is a vigorous campaigner from London

12 Feb

Ruth  Jacobs  is  a  Writer,  Broadcaster  &  Campaigner  from  London,  Greater  London,  United  Kingdom

 

Ruth-Jacobs-imageRuth Jacobs is a writer, broadcaster and campaigner who lives a quiet life in a small village in Hertfordshire, England, which is quite a contrast from her  teens and early  twenties spent rather  waywardly in London.  She first started writing as a young teenager,  initially poetry. Then at sixteen,  she began writing her first novel, but  distracted  by  drugs  and alcohol, followed by a career  in  information security  and  family life, she only wrote  sporadically  over the years. It wasn’t until two decades  later  that  she  eventually  completed a novel.

Soul Destruction: Unforgivable was published in April 2013 by Caffeine Nights and is the first in a series, which exposes the dark world and harsh  reality  of  life  as  a  drug  addicted callruth-image-book girl. The story follows Shelley Hansard,  a  heroin  addicted  and crack psychotic  London call girl who gets the opportunity  to  take revenge on a client who raped her and her friends. The main  storyline  is  based loosely on events from Ruth’s own life.

On Amazon, Ruth has a charity publication, In Her Own Words… Interview with a London Call Girl, which is the unedited transcript from a video interview she undertook in 1998 with a woman who was a call girl in London. As the woman, referred to as Q, is no longer alive, all royalties are donated to Beyond the Streets, a charity working to end sexual exploitation.

ruth-book-image-lifeRuth’s short story, Life, about Max, a crack addicted, failed father facing a life sentence for a crime he can’t remember committing, is also available on Amazon. Another short story of hers, Protection, a tale of a London mother’s revenge, can be read online at Near to the Knuckle.

Articles Ruth’s written have been published on The Huffington Post, Ms. Magazine Blog, Women News Network and The F-Word among others. On her own website - www.ruthjacobs.co.uk - she interviews writers, musicians, artists and filmmakers as well as covering human rights issues and interviewing survivors of prostitution and sex trafficking, and also activists concerned with anti-human trafficking, anti-sexual exploitation and sex worker rights. Working with Matt Lynch, producer/director, she runs a series of video interviews as well.

Her current campaigning is for the Merseyside model to be made UK wide because people in prostitution are at the highest risk of rape and other violence, yet they are the most unlikely to report crimes committed against them. Because they do not have the protection of the law and recourse to justice, they are viewed as ‘easy targets’ by criminals. The hate crime model operating in Merseyside is the only proven way to change this. With other campaigners, she’s calling for Theresa May MP to make the Merseyside model UK wide and has a petition people can sign on Change.org. For anyone who wants to know more about the Merseyside model, there’s information on Ruth’s website and if you’re in the UK a documentary Ruth presented for BBC1 London can be watched on BBC iPlayer and a clip from another for BBC1 North West can be viewed worldwide on BBC News.

More information about Ruth and her work (articles, videos, interviews etc) can be found on the links on this page. Her author website is www.ruthjacobs.co.uk and her Soul Destruction website is www.soul-destruction.com.

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