voices of freedom
What is sex trafficking? Does it really happen here? What’s being done about it? How can an individual like myself help the cause?
Introducing Voices of Freedom, a bi-weekly podcast hosted by Freedom team members Devin and Mandie. We’re here to cover it all, from human trafficking research and laws to personal stories from the community.
We will 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.
Listen to us wherever you listen to podcasts. We can’t wait for you to join the conversation!
About Your Co-hosts
Hey guys! I’m Devin the Marketing Manager here at Freedom a la Cart. In my free time I enjoy going on walks to the lake with my pups, Finn + Ava, trying local restaurants (anything with tacos I am there), shopping at small business boutiques, trying not to kill my plants, collecting honey from my bees and staying up to date on the latest Law & Order SVU episode (Olivia Benson is a Queen!).
Hi! I am Mandie, a woman/mother/wife in recovery from trauma, sex trafficking and addiction. I am the resource manager here at Freedom a la Cart, providing services and support to the butterflies, which is our survivor community of women. Currently I am in school working towards achieving a degree in forensic criminology. I love traveling to as many places as possible and really enjoy riding my Harley. My ultimate career goal is to help create/be a part of a restorative justice program for offenders.
In episode one we share who Freedom a la Cart is, what to expect from the Voices of Freedom podcast, and more!
Next episode we will interview one of the first survivor’s in Freedom’s workforce development program.
We are so happy to have you join us!
In this week’s episode we sat down with Vanessa, a survivor of sex trafficking who shares her timeline of how she became a person who was sex trafficked.
Vanessa’s story is packed full of trauma but she also manages to see the funny moments in between the dark times, we hope you share a few laughs with us as well.
Thank you for joining the conversation and we hope you share your voice, because your voice matters.