Jamie Y. Hopkins, also known as "Jai", is a best-selling author, blogger, and researcher. She recently self-published her first memoir, It Is Forbidden: The Untold Story of Child Rape Survival, and has spent a good amount of time and resources empowering others to tell their story and be free from the pain of it.
Holding a dual graduate degree in International Management and MBA, Jai has worked as a research consultant manager which led to travel to Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Indonesia and Cambodia to conduct focus groups, household surveys, one-on-one and group interviews with government officials and children affected by the worst forms of child labor, including child trafficking. This travel has broadened her senses to different cultures and lifestyles; and has created a deep respect to all mankind, with all ethnicities and backgrounds.
The pain of Jai's past has developed into a passion to help others, realizing there are people hurting all over the world. Her purpose in life is to be the voice of the child (boy or girl) who is being abused by someone they know, yet they do not have the wherewithal to verbalize the abuse. In addition to currently working on her fourth book, her focus now is to partner with individuals and local organizations to bring awareness to what is done in the dark, expose the ugly truths, and create an environment of healing for the hurt. The bottom line: Love Doesn't Hurt.
You can visit Jai's blog at www.mattersofmyheart.com or her author website at http://jaitheauthor.com