Imagine walking into a pastry shop and becoming overwhelmed with all the delectable looking treats and enticing smells. You wander over to the cakes and cookies and your mouth starts to water, then you gaze upon the eclairs and you can barely hold yourself back. Finally, you come across something that you just cannot pass up: macaroons.
A Note from Keturah Lee Schroder
I began my journey fighting human trafficking in Columbus as the Director of Communications and Volunteer Coordinator at Freedom (formerly Doma International). After writing a few grants, I was promoted to Director of Development and Communications and several months later, was again promoted to Managing Director.
Since bringing Freedom food to Columbus in 2011, our organization has had a lot of help in getting to where we are today. We are driven by the stories of the incredibly strong women that we’ve come to know and work with. Through their courage, perseverance, laughter, and friendship, these survivors of human trafficking keep us motivated in our fight for freedom. And so today, we want to share with you the story of a woman who reinforces our cause every single day.
Vivian Kriel is one of Freedom’s first employees and a peer mentor for the women enrolled in the CATCH program. In providing these survivors with all the resources they may need, Vivian strives to encourage and support them through an incredibly vulnerable time. We asked her to share a little bit about her journey and why she continues to fight for Freedom alongside our organization.