Fina Valenzuela

Serafina Valenzuela is a college writer and poet. She is studying to become a trauma therapist and intends to use her experiences to aid others in finding ways to heal. Her writings center around her own traumas, in which she reveals the realities of her pain while instilling hope into her works.

White Privilege and Human Trafficking: How Do They Intersect?

TRIGGER WARNING: speech surrounding human/sex trafficking, racism, and racial trauma  DISCLAIMER: Firstly, I think it would be immensely socially irresponsible and ignorant to not address what is going on in the world right now. There is no question that the centuries of systemic racism in the U.S. (and around the world) are being exposed at all angles. Starting with George…

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5 songs that “get” consent, & 5 that don’t

TRIGGER WARNING: Talk about – rape culture, coercion, non-consensual sexual acts, sexual assault Consent. The topic of consent has become more and more widespread over the past few years. With social media and the “Me Too” movement expanding, the concern for consent, and the awareness of what consent actually constitutes has become a priority within romantic relationships. However, consent spans…

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