Emancipation Nation

Emancipation Nation

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Emancipation Nation (EN) Podcast is a podcast devoted to providing advocates, and those that want to be advocates, ways to competently fight various forms of human trafficking. EN will bring on guests that have been successful and will provide the audi…


46: The Five Most Common Questions and Associated Fears of Anti-Trafficking Advocates and Critical Solutions to Address Them
May 26 • 41 min
There are five common questions and associated fears that anti-trafficking advocates have about the work they do. These fears lead to significant barriers that serve to block our progress and speak to the heart of the problems in the movement. In this…
45: Getting to Know Me: Fears, Warts, and Accomplishments and the Exciting New Emancipation Nation Network!
May 19 • 24 min
This week we are set to reach 10,000 Emancipation Nation Podcast downloads! I celebrate by sharing some little known facts about myself, how the podcast started, and reveal the exciting new and free Emancipation Nation Network, an online network and…
44: Answering the Call Creates Life Changing Results: Part II of Advocate Patrick Atkinson’s Life on the Front Lines
May 12 • 37 min
Patrick Atkison, the founder of Godschild.org, an organization that helps thousands of children in poverty in El Salvador, Gutamala, India, and more. Started by Patrick, who while in college volunteered on a crisis line to meet college girls who also…
43: Safety as a Right for Children, Not a Privilege: On the Front Lines with Advocate Patrick Atkinson. Part I
May 5 • 25 min
While in college, preparing for the world of work, Patrick Atkinson volunteered to answer phones to help people in crisis. Little did he know that answering “the call” would lead him to become the world’s emergency room worker, triaging and healing some…
42: Child Marriage: A Hidden Form of Slavery and Sexual Exploitation
Apr 28 • 39 min
Child marriage is a reality for girls (and boys) around the world. It is defined as formal marriage or informal unions before the age of 18. South Asia is known to have the highest number of child marriages in the world, but it happens all over the…
41: A Wake-Up Call: When Excellence and Genius Collide
Apr 21 • 37 min
Through an unconventional lens, Dev Tandon, founder of the OBO Movement, takes us through his philosophy of business and his progressive concepts for a greater, more equitable future for all. While Dev is not directly involved in anti-trafficking work,…
40: The Healing Journey, the Equality Model, and the Empower Center in NY
Apr 14 • 31 min
It is typical for advocates to get involved in anti-trafficking work on many fronts and Marie DeLeon is no different. Marie is a survivor that is now giving back by helping survivors explore their own healing journey through workshops in New York City. …
39: Why Shelters for Victims Fail and How to Offer Stable and Effective Shelter Services
Apr 7 • 38 min
Stable and safe housing is the foundation upon which all effective anti-trafficking programming and successful recovery is built. Yet housing is the number one barrier to providing effective recovery services to victims. The Samaritan Women’s Institute…
38 Part II: Taking Care of the Healers
Mar 31 • 29 min
Taryn Hughes, founder of Forest, Hughes, and Associates, continues her conversation with us on compassion fatigue and secondary traumatic stress. She shares with us the step-by-step process of introducing training to an organization and reveals that at…
37 Part 1: Answering the Call to Take Care of Traumatized and Fatigued Healers
Mar 24 • 26 min
Taryn Hughes is the founder of Forest, Hughes, and Associates in New York, a company that assesses vicarious trauma and secondary traumatic stress in the workplace and brings organizations the healing they need. Beginning with a thorough assessment,…
36: Data for Good: Using Science as a Gift to Help Organizations Fight Human Trafficking
Mar 17 • 20 min
On today’s episode, we are hosting David Corliss, who holds a Ph.D. in statistical astrophysics and is the founder and director of Peace-Work. Peace-Work, as David will explain, is a volunteer cooperative organization of statisticians across the U.S….
35: New American Cuisine prepared by New Americans: Emma’s Torch Restaurant in Brooklyn
Mar 10 • 26 min
Kerry Brodie, founder and executive director of Emma’s Torch, joins us at the mic. Emma’s Torch is a nonprofit restaurant, café, and catering business in Brooklyn, New York that provides culinary training and job placement services to refugees and…
34: SWOP Behind Bars: Helping Incarcerated Sex Workers Inside and Once Released
Mar 3 • 34 min
Dr. Jill McCracken and Alex Andrews are co-founders of Sex Worker Outreach Project Behind Bars (SWOP-Behind Bars). Jill has over 15 years of experience researching the sex trade and Alex has experience being incarcerated for consensual sex work. These…
33: The Freedom Center in Cincinnati: Raising Awareness in Creative Ways that you could do
Feb 25 • 37 min
In this week’s episode, we welcome Jonathan Turbin to the mic. Jonathan earned his PhD in cultural anthropology at the University of Oregon. Currently, he is the coordinator of Initiatives Against Modern Day Slavery at the National Underground Railroad…
32 Part 2 With Christine Stark: Assault on a Sense of Justice
Feb 18 • 32 min
Today’s episode hosts Christine Stark, whose story began in Part 1. In this episode, Chris talks about how she developed her voice that has helped so many indigenous survivors of trafficking and abuse. She speaks on her own personal account of the…
31- Part I: Knowing Where we Come From
Feb 11 • 22 min
Today’s guest on the Emancipation Nation Podcast is Christine Stark. Chris is a proud indigenous woman whose passion and need for exposing the truth has elevated her work as well as earned her a master’s degree in fine arts and in social work. Chris is…
30: From Pretty Woman to Getting Pretty Real: Waging War on the Issue from Both Sides
Feb 4 • 31 min
Erin McLoughlin discusses being a sexual assault and sex trafficking advocate and teaching in a john school in Detroit
29: Parenting and Human Trafficking Prevention
Jan 28 • 21 min
Parenting and Human Trafficking Prevention
28: The Blueprint for Moving Forward: Collaborating, Listening, and Learning with Sarah Symons
Jan 21 • 42 min
Collaborating, Listening and Learning: The Key to Great Anti-Trafficking Work
27: Checking Your Ego at the Door to Make Meaningful Anti-Trafficking Progress
Jan 14 • 32 min
A Beautiful Mixture of Disciplines and Experience Make Advocate Chris Lim an Effective State Level Anti-Trafficking Advocate
26: At the Border: Dr. Kirby Reutter Discusses the Traumatic Realities of the Journey to the Border
Jan 7 • 30 min
Tragic Realities of Those Seeking Asylum at the U.S. Border and How He Helps Them
25: Stepping Into Your Purpose in 2020 in Full Effect
Dec 31, 2019 • 12 min
Bringing in the New Year with a Commitment to Be in Full Effect to End Slavery
24: The Gifts that Keep on Giving Including a Free Human Trafficking Youth Risk Assessment Tool
Dec 24, 2019 • 23 min
Pick up your free human trafficking risk assesssment tool to assess risk in youth.
23: The Downside of Criminalizing Sex Work
Dec 17, 2019 • 29 min
Do the laws we pass against prostitution really help vulnerable populations engaged in sex work? Our guest says these laws do not, and they particularly don’t protect the most vulnerable in society.
22: My Name is Freedom: The Story of Shari Ho’s Enslavement, Abuse, and Cherished Freedom
Dec 10, 2019 • 20 min
Trafficked at seven years old and held for twenty years in the U.S., Shari Ho lives free and consistently works on her recovery
21: The Unsinkable Sarah Ladd: Navigating the Hostile Waters of Change Part II
Dec 3, 2019 • 32 min
Part II of the interview with advocate Sarah Ladd
20: The Unsinkable Sarah Ladd: Navigating the Hostile Waters of Change
Nov 26, 2019 • 25 min
Listen to Sarah Ladd’s journey from student to woke queen anti-trafficking advocate
19 “Don’t Get Furious—Get Curious”: Let’s Talk Trauma with Dr. Stacey Litam
Nov 19, 2019 • 42 min
This episode focuses on all things trauma.
18: Don’t Discount Your Ability to Become an Anti-Trafficking Advocate: “Everybody has the ability…You just have to think about your role… and your sphere of influence to join the fight”
Nov 12, 2019 • 23 min
Learn how and what an interior designer and public relations turned fierce advocates do to fight human trafficking every day.
17: Trauma, Trauma Survivors, and the Empowerment Model with expert Prevention Education Program Manager Christy Croft
Nov 5, 2019 • 22 min
In this episode learn about trauma and Christy’s approach to working with trauma survivors.
16: Becoming the Voice for the Voiceless” is not Empowering to Survivors. In Fact, Survivors are Speaking—But We May Not Be Listening
Oct 29, 2019 • 28 min
Christy Croft, an expereined advocate in North Carolina, provides valuable information about understanding the importance of listening to survivors and listening to what research is telling us about effective practice.
15: Is Uncle “Ron” (Heroin) around? Got that boy? Work? Butter? Wax? Are you knowledgeable enough about drugs? Learn about those most popular drugs from the street perspective and their connection to human trafficking.
Oct 22, 2019 • 54 min
Become educated. Learn about street drugs from a street perspective.
14: The Misbranding and Misunderstanding of Trafficking and How Honoring the Person’s Whole Life Opens the Door to Serve Them Effectively
Oct 14, 2019 • 38 min
Dr. Karen Countryman-Roswurm provides insight into effectively anti-trafficking programming and why survivors are much more than their label.
13: Trust, Faith, and Promise: A Labor Trafficking Victim’s Journey from Survivor to Thriver
Oct 7, 2019 • 47 min
This episode is devoted to understanding labor trafficking through the eyes of a former labor trafficking victim
12: Human Trafficking and Social Justice Conference: Being the Change you Want to See in the World
Oct 1, 2019 • 24 min
Highlights from the 2019 Human Trafficking and Social Justice Conference
11: How Are Bars of Soap used to Reach Victims of Trafficking and What are Survivor Retreats?
Sep 23, 2019 • 53 min
Bars of Soap and Survior Retreats used as Tools to Reach Victims and Support them to Become Survivors
10: Learn to be the Best at Collaboration by Making Seven Agreements
Sep 19, 2019 • 22 min
Learn how to be a successful anti-trafficking collaborator
9: Yasss Queen: From Nurse to Freedom Fighter
Sep 11, 2019 • 42 min
Meet renaissance woman Dr. Donna Sabella who tells about how she used her knowledge and skills in nursing to fight trafficking.
8: The Ups and Downs of Everyday Direct Practice with Victims and Survivors and the Importance of Self-Care
Sep 4, 2019 • 34 min
Everyday work with Victims and Survivors and the Risk of Vicarious Trauma and Compassion Fatigue
7: Wanna be a Human Trafficking Advocate but Haven’t Been Involved Yet? Let’s Get Started
Aug 28, 2019 • 29 min
Learn how to get involved in anti-trafficking work even if you haven’t been involved before.
6: Spotlight on Jeffrey Epstein
Aug 22, 2019 • 9 min
In this spotlight we discuss Jeffrey Epstein and sex trafficking.
5: Lawyers argue and win in the courtroom don’t they? Some choose to collaborate and partner to address human trafficking. Meet one of them.
Aug 18, 2019 • 40 min
Attorney Caroling Palmer makes sure we don’t just pass a law and step in front of the camera for a photo and press conference. She ensures Minnesota implements the law in a way that is inclusive and responsive and that protects trafficked, exploited, and…
4: Slaying in Anti-Trafficking Practice and Research: Pop-Up Services for Victims and Prostituted Women with Dominique Roe-Sepowitz, PhD
Aug 7, 2019 • 30 min
Dr. Roe-Sepowitz from Arizona State uses her science to serve her community of vulnerable and victimized women, men, and youth and invites others to learn how.
3: Human Trafficking Overview
Jul 31, 2019 • 39 min
This episode is devoted to those that need to understand the basics of human trafficking.
2: Working Across Groups to Discuss Partial Decriminalization (Nordic Model) of Transactional Sex with Dr. Lauren Martin
Jul 26, 2019 • 38 min
Dr. Lauren Martin discusses the potential for Partial Decriminalization aka Nordic Model in Minnesota
1: Emancipation Nation Episode 2 Survivor-Thriver Shamin Brown: Her Story of Transformation and the Need to Develop Authentic, Transparent Relationships with Survivors to do Effective Work
Jul 18, 2019 • 35 min
Shamin Brown Survivor of Human Trafficking’s Advice on Working with Victims
Emancipation Nation Inaugural Episode
Jul 1, 2019 • 25 min
This first episode is devoted to introducing the host and discussing the purpose and format for the podcast