35 episodes

What is sex trafficking? Does it really happen here? What’s being done about it? How can an individual like myself help the cause?  Voices of Freedom is a bi-weekly podcast hosted by Freedom team members. We’re here to cover it all, from human trafficking research and laws to personal stories from the community. We host a variety of guests including sex trafficking survivors, Freedom a la Cart team members, partner organizations, law enforcement officials, mental health & substance use professionals, and other human trafficking experts.Join us as we take the conversation deeper, elevate survivors and their stories, educate the community, and advocate for an important cause. We can’t wait for you to join the conversation! #yourvoicematters

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What is sex trafficking? Does it really happen here? What’s being done about it? How can an individual like myself help the cause?  Voices of Freedom is a bi-weekly podcast hosted by Freedom team members. We’re here to cover it all, from human trafficking research and laws to personal stories from the community. We host a variety of guests including sex trafficking survivors, Freedom a la Cart team members, partner organizations, law enforcement officials, mental health & substance use professionals, and other human trafficking experts.Join us as we take the conversation deeper, elevate survivors and their stories, educate the community, and advocate for an important cause. We can’t wait for you to join the conversation! #yourvoicematters

    Mental + Physical Health Correlation

    Mental + Physical Health Correlation

    In this week's episode, we welcomed Lacey and Lila, from Pocket Blonde Fitness who joined us to have a conversation about the correlation of mental + physical well-being. 
    Lacey shares her vulnerable journey towards sobriety and the challenges she faced getting there. Her narrative unfolds as a testament to resilience, revealing how she sought refuge in exercise to channel the trauma she confronted.
    Lila + Lacey talk about the pivotal role that mental health plays within the daily rhythm of life, asserting its indispensable connection to cultivating a healthy body. Their collective wisdom reminds us to recognize mental well-being as a cornerstone, an essential companion in the pursuit of overall health.
    Thank you for listening today! Be sure to follow us on social to stay up to date on all episode releases, events happening at Freedom a la Cart, and more.

    • 40 min
    Human Trafficking Red Flags

    Human Trafficking Red Flags

    Did you know traffickers are typically NOT STRANGERS to their victims? This is a startling reality – most victims know, and often trust and love, their trafficker.

    We are kicking off season 4 of the Voices of Freedom podcast with Yvonne from PACT. In this episode, we explore the red flags of human trafficking, providing guidance on identifying signs in potential victims.

    Discover PACT's educational opportunities by visiting their website here.

    Enhance your knowledge further with the Polaris Project Human Trafficking 101 training here.

    Find more human trafficking educational resources here.

    Put the NATIONAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING HOTLINE number in your phone contacts: 888-373-7888

    Text a message, INFO, or HELP to: 233733

    For your safety, please never approach a trafficker. Report suspicions to the hotline or call 911.
    Thank you for listening today! Be sure to follow us on social to stay up to date on all episode releases, events happening at Freedom a la Cart, and more.

    • 28 min
    Record Expungement with Attorney Amy Flowers

    Record Expungement with Attorney Amy Flowers

    Amy Flowers, an attorney with Ice Miller, shares the importance of record expungement for human trafficking survivors and gives us an inside look at what the expungement process looks like. 



    Thank you for listening today! Be sure to follow us on social to stay up to date on all episode releases, events happening at Freedom a la Cart, and more.

    • 30 min
    Holistic Recovery

    Holistic Recovery

    This week on Voices of Freedom we chatted with Survivor Leader Teonna, who shared her holistic approach to recovery and how she has adapted a holistic approach to other areas of her life. 
    Tune in to hear how you can start implementing a more natural approach to supporting your daily life! 🌿

    Here are a few resources provided by Teonna:

    Herbs to keep on hand:
    + Ginger: great for tummy
    + Mullein leaf: for mucus
    + Turmeric: helps with cuts and burns
    + Cumin: helps aid weight loss
    + Elderberry:  great for immunity
    + Lions Mane:  is great for brain health
    + Maca: great for Reproductive health
    Sources:
    + Emlahnaturals.com is a local pharmacy that offers holistic options
    + Just.ingredients: instagram handle for healthy alternatives
    Books for beginners:
    + The Modern Herbal Dispensary by Thomas Easley
    + Complete Wellness by Neals Yard Remedies
    + 500 time tested home remedies and the science behind them by Linda B White M.D.
    Thank you for listening today! Be sure to follow us on social to stay up to date on all episode releases, events happening at Freedom a la Cart, and more.

    • 42 min
    Freedom a la Cart Workforce Development Program -- Deep Dive!

    Freedom a la Cart Workforce Development Program -- Deep Dive!

    On today's episode, we give you an inside scoop of our Workforce Development Program featuring, Vanessa and special co-host Dorie. 

    Vanessa takes us on a journey of how our program developed, what the phases look like within the program, and shares how YOU can help serve our participants. 



    Thank you for listening today! Be sure to follow us on social to stay up to date on all episode releases, events happening at Freedom a la Cart, and more.

    • 27 min
    Grooming

    Grooming

    This week's episode is unique and exciting because we had a male survivor join us and share an inside look at his lived experience. 

    John-Michael Lander is a former Olympic diving contender and sexual abuse survivor. As a 14-year-old Olympic-bound athlete, the adults entrusted in John-Michael’s training groomed and trafficked him into silence. Through writing, speaking, and consulting, he helps individuals and organizations identify the Predatory
    Grooming Trifecta©. He also openly talks about Male Trauma Bonding, Locker Room Talk, How to Talk to Male Survivors, and the Reluctancy of Reporting. He is a certified Trainer and Life coach for the Self-Talk Institute and is helping survivors find their voice.

    In this episode, John-Michael shares what parents should look for in their children that may be signs of grooming, what to do if you suspect grooming, and shares what impact grooming had on his life. 
    Thank you for listening today! Be sure to follow us on social to stay up to date on all episode releases, events happening at Freedom a la Cart, and more.

    • 32 min

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