EP2: Survivor Sisters: "0nce I told my story, I got my voice back"
In this powerful episode, two members of The Traffik Report Collective share their personal stories. Both from rural communities, Thunder and Jessica are former sex workers who identify as survivors of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation. In an open and honest conversation, Jessica and Thunder keep it real. They talk about what was unique about their situations, why they are sharing their stories, how their experiences shaped their lives and where they are today.
Hosted by Elvira Truglia and Fay Faraday
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Anyone who has experienced trafficking - including sex trafficking, labour trafficking, forced labour, forced marriage and other forms of gender and economic coercion - can reach out to the Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline operated by the Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking which operates 24/7 at 1-833-900-1010.
You can also reach out to the organizations that are part of The Traffik Report Collective:
Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic (Toronto) (serving women, non-binary and trans folks experiencing gender-based violence, including in forced marriage and migration)
Binesiwag Center for Wellness (Fort Frances) (services rooted in Indigenous holistic wellness across the lifespan including Mental Health, addictions, direct support to 2SLGBTIAA+ folx, women and girls, as well as capacity building)
Canadian Council for Refugees (Montreal) (a network of organizations across the country supporting refugees and migrants, including undocumented migrants)
Elizabeth Fry Society of Northern Alberta (Edmonton) (supporting Indigenous women in Northern Alberta)
Fort Frances Tribal Health Authority (Fort Frances) (supporting Indigenous women and youth)
Mouvement contre le viol et l’inceste (Montreal) (supporting survivors of gender-based violence)
Ndinawemaaganag Endaawaad Inc. (Ndinawe) (Winnipeg) (supporting Indigenous youth)
PLEA Community Services Society of BC (Vancouver) (supporting youth experiencing or at risk of trafficking in BC)
YWCA Halifax (supporting women and youth in Nova Scotia)
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