*Blog posts written by survivor authors are marked with an asterisk.
*What Does It Mean to Be American?
By: Eva Eakins Sriracha Chili Sauce – My Favorite All American Condiment My favorite all-American condiment is Sriracha. I put it on everything including pizza, sandwiches, noodles, and ice cream (Yes, you heard that correctly). But wait, didn’t you say, “All American”? Sriracha has become one of the quintessential condiments in American gastronomy, not only
*My Shiny Cooking Pot: A Transgender Trafficking Survivor’s Story
By: Anonymous Thirty years of captivity will not define me or diminish my light. It was my faith that gave me strength. Thinking, “God has a purpose for me.” I didn’t know what it was, but I knew my life wouldn’t end that way. People ask me why I waited that long but when you
Summary and Analysis of “An Exploratory Study of Labor Trafficking Among U.S. Citizen Victims”
By Maddie Lerum & Regina Bernadin When it comes to research studies on labor trafficking within the United States, a majority of existing research literature is focused on immigrant victims—those who come to the U.S. through legal channels (e.g., H2A/H2B visas) as well as undocumented immigrants. Though incredibly important populations to study, the experience of
*Brave is of Black Origin
By Max M. They knew too well that they faced segregation at home, yet they fought tooth and nail to bring revolution for everyone. They were celebrated for a moment, and despised for moments. Show me the color of bravery, and I am certain it is black. They walked, ran and slept in the streets
*The Forgotten Victims of the Anti-Trafficking Movement: Those Who Commit Crimes
By James Dold The 2019 U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child noted that children can become victims of several human rights violations, including being used in hostilities, trafficking, sexual exploitation, child marriage, or being used to transport or sell drugs. The U.S. anti-trafficking apparatus, however, has yet to name what is screaming out to us through the laws and facts of these cases. Those
*Thanksgiving, Honoring Truthgiving: Native Survivor’s Story of Reflection
By Cari Herthel For many Americans, the month of November is seen as a time to prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday – a moment to come together and celebrate with loved ones. However, for Native and Indigenous communities, the month of November – Native American Heritage Month – and, more specifically, November 25 – the