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Using Social Media to Create Social Change

My Experience on Social Media We live in a world that is driven by social media. Growing up with the presence of the media has been proven to increase the prevalence of mental-health issues–especially in teenagers. Within the past few months, there has been a noticeable soar in the fight for racial equality. This has only been intensified with the…

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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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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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