Lauren Book

State Sen. Lauren Book (D) said "older white men" shouldn't be making all the decisions about women's reproductive rights.
The bill would require anyone guilty of paying for sex to be added to a public registry.
"It's not about scaring children. It's about empowering them."
Watch the full HuffPost Live clip above to hear more about Book's story and how she is working to protect other children
It knows no socio-economic boundaries. Blind to race, gender and religion, it's infected thousands and infiltrated public consciousness like nothing in recent memory.
For the past week and a half, I've been traveling the rural island of Barbados teaching primary and secondary school students vital lessons on how to stay safe.
With heightened awareness and incredible opportunities to serve come inevitable exhaustion and a need for self-care
True surviving doesn't really begin until the abuse is over, when you're left to pick up the pieces. To heal. To look at what has happened and to decide for yourself: What's next?
Lauren Book kept her feelings of shame quiet for years after she was sexually abused by her nanny. Now, at 27, Book is protesting