We've all had a moment where we've wondered if our life can make an impact on the world. Where we've grown discontent with the status quo. We watched headlines and news channels talking about human trafficking but never considering being part of the solution.
That was me nearly ten years ago, unaware of stories that made up the second-largest criminal industry in the world. A collection of stories changed that for me; first, it was the documentary I saw, and then it was sitting knee to knee with survivors of exploitation and trafficking in my hometown of Dallas, TX, and throughout Southeast Asia.
Their stories changed me as I began to see a market driven by demand for paid rape, cheap chocolate, and fast fashion was violating people's human rights around the world.
So, I set out to educate my community about the underlying social issues that led to trafficking and exploitation. But, the stories of survivors of trafficking worldwide have been silenced and overlooked for too long; without them, there would be no shift in culture, so I decided to do what I do best: pour a cup of coffee and invite people to tell their stories. It was time to stop being a spectator and start being a changemaker
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I believe in building a world where everyone is free (and has choices!), the kind that allows each human soul to step into their unique destiny. I created The Abolitionist Collective to be what I never had. A collective that empowers you with the information you need to become a changemaker in the fight against human trafficking.
I’m on an ever-evolving journey of unpacking cultural narratives that enables exploitation. I dive deep into living a justice lifestyle and moving beyond the hashtags to abolition. I hope that here you will find the inspiration to be part of the collective and the resources you need to stay in the fight. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for being here.
At 17, my soul was discontent with the status quo, so I packed my bags and headed to Southeast Asia. I found myself walking the humid streets of a bustling city filled with spicy new foods and smiling people. I didn’t grow up planning to become an advocate for social change.
But, the stories of the people inside the commercial sex industry came alive to me. Like turning a kaleidoscope, the intersectionality’s of trafficking and the institution of prostitution looked different with each stubble turn. I found myself wondering how together we could build a future where everyone is free.
Will you become a part of ending social stigma and misinformation about human trafficking?
Will you listen as we amplify the voices of survivors of trafficking and exploitation across the globe?
Will you become a changemaker that's shifting culture?
We are a collective of voices determining to build a future where everyone is free. We are a global community committed to impacting the world for good.
Did you know? Exploitation is the experience of those with the fewest choices, the most marginalized, and vulnerable people in the world.
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“ There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
― Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
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I believe every human being is worthy of dignity, and bodies are not commodities that should not be bought and sold.
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I believe that ending demand for the commercial sex industry starts with what I consume, from pornography to the products I buy.
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