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Stories About Humans Needed Now!

By Brenda . . . It has often been said that until we can start changing the public’s perception of what “sex offender” means, we have an uphill battle. The best way to do that is to help folks encounter people who are living with public registration and see that they are ordinary, even EXTRA-ordinary, human beings.

This is the motive behind Humans On the Registry.

Lawmakers and policy makers all across the country hear only the fear-mongering stories about monsters, predators, and bogey-men. They find little reason to question the many false assumptions brought to them by their constituents. And their constituents are of course just as frightened, for all the wrong reasons.

But meeting just ONE person, one genuine, decent human being who happens to be on a public registry, can plant a seed of doubt — a thought that maybe those assumptions are wrong. And if more and more persons step forward with a story, those seeds will grow and a new story will replace the false ones.

The public needs to hear stories from registrants from all walks of life, sharing the things that bring them joy, fill them with pride, and make them glad they are alive. Yes, there is a time from your past that gave you a label you’d like to shake, but you have found a way forward now, in spite of the over-reaching laws that try to keep you down.

Come share that story on Humans on the Registry ​ —

Help us break those stereotypes and put a human face on this difficult issue.



This topic contains 3 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  Robin 3 weeks, 4 days ago.

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  • #21974 Reply

    Tod siegel

    Hi, I sent in a positive story regarding international travel, not sure if you just post that on the travel section, but you are more than welcome to use that story in this section as well.

    • #22008 Reply


      I posted this question to you in the Tales from the Registry on your story but I’ll repost it here;

      You mention being “out of the system”, does that mean you are off the registry or just off of supervision? Because the way I see it, if you’re out of the system entirely (fulfilled your registration time) why would you have to keep registering during travel?
      Could you elaborate on this a bit more?

      • #22829 Reply


        First time poster, lifer registrant. I think he means he is no longer in prison/in jail or under parole or probation. I feel that being under the dark shadow of the registry I will never be completely off or out of the system. IML is another example of ex post facto and the addition of punishment that I have already been sentenced for what I have done back in 2014. Seems it will never end. I have friends/relatives in the UK that I will never get to go visit again. If that isn’t punishment I don’t know what is. Thank you all on this site for what you have and are actively doing. I will be sending donations to keep the cause going when possible.

    • #21978 Reply


      Here it is on the Tales website. Feel free to copy and paste wherever you like:

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