Category: Sex Trafficking

The Case of Cyntoia Brown

Sex-trafficking victim Cyntoia Brown was granted clemency by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam on January 7, 2019. JJ discusses Brown’s childhood, her trafficking situation with Cut Throat, the incident where she killed Johnny Allen, the complexities of the case, how her story gained publicity, and why she attained clemency. Sources: Me Facing Life: Cyntoia’s Story, iTVS

So, What’s This White Slavery Thing?

In this episode, Seth and JJ break down white slavery–the history, the reasoning, and the myths that continue to be present in the field of modern human trafficking. Listen in for a lot of nuances about eotic service provision, JJ yelling about exploitation films (and penny dreadfuls) from the 1920s, and a deep dive into

Trafficking of Native Americans Today

JJ gives an overview of the trafficking of Native Americans today, and how marginalization and vulnerabilities factor in, with particular focus on sexual violence and sex trafficking. Sources: Human Trafficking (Including Sex Trafficking) of American Indians and Alaska Natives, US Department of Justice Trafficking in Tribal Nations: the impact of sex trafficking on Native Americans,

And Life Continues with Wendy Barnes

This week, Seth and JJ interview Wendy Barnes—a speaker, trainer, consultant, and author on human trafficking…who also happens to be a survivor of human trafficking. In this weeks interview, Seth and JJ discuss Wendy’s amazing book And Life Continues: Sex Trafficking and My Journey to Freedom (available on amazon), her life, the services available to