Survivors of labor trafficking have experienced trauma that is often overlooked and misunderstood. This gallery showcases representations of how 5 survivors have healed, processed, and expressed themselves while exploring, understanding, and moving through their traumatic experiences. Pieces range from [drawings, poems, recorded songs, podcasts, photography, and representations of survivors' processes, communities, and healing hobbies]. We hope that through this awareness-building gallery, we can help providers and survivors better understand experiences and the resources available following labor trafficking. As you look at each piece and read its description, consider the survivor's experience in the context of their full humanity, and consider how better understanding their journey toward healing can make you a better ally.
Framework acknowledges that one piece of someone's healing journey may feel triggering for others. Each piece is a survivor's expression of their process and is not meant to be a guide for how others should understand, explore, or heal. All artists are self-identified as having lived experience with labor trafficking. If individuals are represented or named, they are done so with consent. Framework offers that all work may be submitted without title or name.