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Fina Valenzuela

Fina Valenzuela is a behavior technician living in Seattle with a passion for justice. As a sexual assault and trauma survivor, fighting to educate and advocate for human rights and for consensual sexual encounters is one of her top priorities. She also writes for her personal blog, Serafina Blog (serafinablog.com), in which she addresses mental health, wellness, and justice.

Prison Labor in the U.S.

There has been a lot of talk around ethical labor and ethical brands lately. Although this conversation is much needed, it is heartbreaking that this conversation is just now picking up speed. In the light of the racially driven conversations that have been occurring all over the world, many have asked the same question: is slavery really over? Unfortunately, despite what we were taught in elementary school, slavery is still alive and well.

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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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