Tania Fiolleau was born in the early 70s. She is the second daughter issued from a marriage between a strong-minded young man and a Catholic woman of strict religious background with her ancestry being from Northern France. They lived on a farm on the outskirts of Vancouver, BC, in Canada. Soon after her birth, Tania’s father became an alcoholic and a drug user. Later he found a way to fill his pockets with money earned from trafficking marijuana. While her parents raised horses and dogs, Tania learned to appreciate the love the animals would give her, which was lacking at home. As for Tania’s mother, she soon sunk into deep depression, which saw her ignoring all of her responsibilities towards her daughters and husband. The atmosphere around their home evolved and Tania found herself the subject of neglect and child abuse. She witnessed the horrors of his killing her favorite pet dog by shooting it in the head and bludgeoning it to death and she found out in her early teens that her father raped her 12 year old baby sitter. These successive and abusive events ended Tania being a permanent ward in the B.C foster care system. Once in foster-care, Tania couldn’t bare to be moved from one foster home to another for very long. She ran away and hitchhiked her way into a brutal rape
1000 miles away taking her innocence. After the rape Tania became a purported martial artist and now holds a black-belt in practicing Korean-Thai-Kwon- Do, Pankration, Jui-Jitsu and Russian Sambo. With the physical scars of being repeatedly beaten, and the emotional scars of being raped, Tania didn’t abandon her dream to be married one day to a ‘nice man’ who would love her such as her parents never did. How- ever, temptation loomed and she found herself pregnant with her first son at the issue of a thunderous relationship that lasted some years. Although, Tania managed to finish high school, she didn’t have much to offer by way of executive experience in any sort of jobs that would provide her the life for her son that she would have wanted for him. Money was needed, however. She wanted to raise her child in a comfort- able home and she wanted to use her business-savvy to some worthwhile ends. She bounced from job to job for a while until she met her first husband, Mike. Was it his statuesque body or his inveterate charm that attracted her? Perhaps, it was a mixture of both. Yet, under all that charm and all those muscles lay an uncontrollable beast. She repeated the cycle of abuse and married a man just like her father. He beat her repeatedly, ran her over with his truck and even threw her down a set of stairs during one of his fits of anger leaving him with multiple criminal convictions. All of this rage and overt mind manipulation left Tania with no other choice but to divorce the man after giving birth to her second son. As in any divorce proceedings, however, where children are concerned, a custody battle may ensue—and it did in Tania’s case. To earn the first $5000 needed to retain a lawyer saw Tania going to her first brothel and beginning the career of a prostitute and later of a Madam. Known as Nina at the time, Tania led a very successful business venture heading no less than four brothels in Vancouver turning her businesses into a major enterprise. The money had allowed her to retain the services of one of the best lawyers in the country and to gain full custody of her two boys after a 4 year long court battle in the Supreme Court that gained media attention and over $400,000 later. During the 4 1⁄2 years of the trial, Tania married again, but Tania did not know it until after she has married, that she had married into an international organized crime family. She was marked. The void that her profession had left in her heart could not be filled by all of the money in the world. She wanted to be loved, but there was no love to be found. That’s when she decided to turn her life around. She began writing her book, “Souled Out!” and made her way out of the industry running out of money along the way during the writing of her book and doing research on this topic to land in a tent in
Government campgrounds without a penny to her name as she go to Starbucks using wi-fi to do her research on the horrific flesh trade, sleeping in her car, going to local food bank. It was during this time she began to put her plan into action, with her son, Tyson, at her side. She was happy to do so for her cause of raising awareness and putting a stop to this demonic sick business of the human flesh trade. If it just helped even one girl from going through what she went through. The plan is to get as many women out of the prostitution industry as she can. After 3 years of hard work, Tania is now the Founder of “Save The Women”, a well-known author, and a major voice in the International media, rattling cages and making waves to stop the eradication of human trafficking. She is now a T.V Talk Show host on her own Saturday night segments called “Tania’s Truth Talk” where she is sharing many stories of the very people that she has lead to salvation. She has reached the heart of many around the globe, including movie producers, radio and TV interviewers, government officials and more while her readers are thrilled to read her inspirational book about the triumph that she conquered and to learn more about the redemption in Jesus Christ.
For more information about Tania and her ministry go to www.savethewomen.ca