Dear Anti-Trafficking Movement

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Dear Anti-Trafficking Movement,

Please let’s not (continue to) lose our minds, Nuance is a good thing, critical thinking is a good thing, not coming from a purely emotionally driven place is a good thing, long-term, strategic planning is a good …

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Four reasons why we don’t support the JVTA and why you should call your Senator today

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

1) Funding is prioritized for law enforcement and prosecutors, not victims’ services

Looking to criminalize our way out of something hasn’t worked in any other issue and won’t work here. While good relationships with law enforcement can be critical in …

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Shut Up and Sing: Why #BlackLivesSHOULDMatter and How This Impacts the Anti-Trafficking Movement

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Last Monday night, like many people around the country, I watched the DA announce that there would be no indictment in the death of Michael Brown and plugged in to social media. I was saddened but not at all surprised, …

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The Story Behind A World For Girls Campaign

Monday, April 7th, 2014

When you’re the head of a non-profit organization, there is a constant, ever-present drive for growth; more programs, more funding, more resources, all which translates into more people served, more lives impacted, more success in achieving your mission. As the …

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365: How The Focus on the Super Bowl Hurts Trafficking Victims

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

What’s the biggest event for human trafficking in the US? If you said the Super Bowl, you’d actually be wrong.

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At What Cost: The Road to Anti-Trafficking is Paved with Good Intentions

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Today I was humiliated. Publicly. It happened at an anti-trafficking event where I was presenting to over 100 law enforcement and I’d just finished a solid, engaging presentation that acknowledged the fact that I was survivor but that didn’t go …

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