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Shop to Stop Trafficking

With just our wallets, many of us have the ability to take a stand against trafficking. Whether buying a gift for a friend, or an everyday product, we can spend our dollars on companies dedicated to ethically sourcing their products.

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How Coronavirus Exacerbates Trafficking

For many of us, the COVID-19 crisis has upset the usual routine of our daily lives. While normal life seems to be at a standstill, human trafficking is not. We need to recognize how COVID-19 has fueled trafficking and put marginalized populations at even greater risk than before.

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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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Old Problem, New Solution: A Fresh Approach to the Issue of Labor Trafficking

Growing up in Seattle, Dulce Zamora always knew she wanted to give back to her Hispanic community and improve the lack of services and support provided for those less fortunate. A few years after earning her Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Dulce was hired as the Anti-trafficking Advocate but was promoted to Senior Anti-Trafficking Advocate last year at Washington Anti-Trafficking…

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We are not saviors. We are here to love you.

To be driven is one thing, but to be Jacquelynn Loos is a whole other. The first survivor on leadership at REST, a mother of a five-year-old, and an entrepreneur with plans to go back to school, Jackie is an example of what hard work can create. Beyond hard work, I have never met someone fight an uphill battle this…

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Flip The Script: A Woman’s Mission to Build Connections

Judge Regina Cahan is the Chair of the King County CSEC Task Force and relies upon the efforts of Kelly Mangiaracina the single employee and work force behind the King County Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) Task Force. This woman is the glue in connecting all the amazing people involved in the anti-trafficking initiative. Recognizing that an individualized task…

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Now, A Part of the Picture

While initially being on the outside looking in, Kevin Connelly’s current job at Businesses Ending Slavery & Trafficking (BEST) gave him a whole new perspective. Kevin’s previous ambition to tell someone’s story through the lens of a camera transitioned into him becoming part of the scene. Rather than capturing a fleeting moment of injustice, he now works directly alongside those…

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A Life of Survival

For a lot of people, working with human trafficking survivors can be eye-opening and empowering. For a lot of organizations, knowing the needs and feelings of the survivors can be difficult at times. But for Noel, this was her reality– she is a survivor. No one needs to empower her. She is determined to help girls and women exploited for…

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