The Voices of Freedom initiative is a collaboration between the Office on Trafficking in Persons and StoryCorps to collect oral histories through conversations with those who have informed, shaped, and contributed to the successes of the anti-trafficking field over the past two decades.

Contact: EndTrafficking@acf.hhs.gov

All Voices of Freedom Interviews

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Marissa Castellanos and Saul Cristobal Tellez Escobedo

Marissa Castellanos [edad no dada] habla con su colega y amigo Saul Cristobal Tellez Escobedo [edad no dada] sobre su crianza, sus logros, y lo que quiere que los demás sepan de él. [Marissa Castellanos [no age given] talks with...

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Keisha Head and Diamond Jasmanae

Keisha Head (41) and her daughter Diamond Blount (25) talk about their relationship and how they have grown through Keisha's experience adapting to life after prison.

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52:55
Kimberly Murphy and Alexis Polen

Alexis Polen (38) interviews her colleague Dr. Kimberly Murphy (44) about her working in the anti-trafficking field, her doctoral research, and Region 3's anti-trafficking efforts.

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Ronny Marty and Bukola Oriola

Ronny Marty (45) and his friend and colleague Bukola Oriola (44) talk about Ronny's upbringing in the Dominican Republic and the memories he has of his father. Ronny shares about his experience being labor trafficked out of the Dominican Republic...

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Christine Buchholz and Carla Bury

Christine Lee Buchholz (47) interviews her former colleague, Carla Menares Bury (54), about her work in the anti-trafficking field. Carla reflects on her experience from attending the first white house summit on human trafficking in 1999 to negotiating a United...

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01:00:52
Gina Agulto and Kevin Koliner

Gina Agulto (48) talks with her friend and the attorney in her case, Kevin Koliner (45), about her experience being labor trafficked from the Philippines to the United States. Gina talks about how the new position in hospitality was presented...

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Roxanne Murdock and Carolyn DeFord

Carolyn DeFord (47) speaks with friend and colleague, Roxanne Murdock (36) about how she got started in anti-trafficking work, working with MMIW (Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women), the strong connection to domestic violence, & the need coordinated community effort in...

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Iona Rudisill and Ben Abell

Colleagues Iona Rudisill (50) and Ben Abell (61) discuss the creation of the Araminta Freedom Initiative, an organization against child sex trafficking. They reflect on faith's role in the organization's creation, vision, and values.

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46:35
Stephanie Richard and Susie Baldwin

Friends Stephanie Richard [no age given] and Susie Baldwin (54) discuss how they were able to impact the anti-trafficking field as an attorney and physician, respectively.

Sarah Spear with Desirea Stott-Rodgers and Rob Morris of Love146 discuss 20 years within the anti-trafficking movement

Sarah Spear speaks with Love146 Co-founder and Board Member Desirea Stott-Rodgers and Love146 Co-founder, Board Member, and CEO Rob Morris about how they first engaged in anti-trafficking efforts. They speak about what compelled them to get involved and what keeps...

Tamarra Clark and Marlena King

Tamarra Clark: 2021-06-28 14:34:58 A discussion on being new to the Human Trafficking field, how to engage BIPOC communities, and What we've learned during the year of COVID.

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40:10
Katherine Chon, Kum Chon, and Michael Chon

Katherine Chon [no age given] reflects with her parents, Kum Hee Chon [no age given] and Michael Chon [no age given], on the years that have passed from career choices to family history, and so on.

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41:04
Katherine Chon and Kimberly Casey

Colleagues Katherine Chon [no age given] and Kimberly Casey [no age given] talk about their work in human trafficking, reflecting on important lessons they have learned along the way, proud moments in the work, and hopes for the future.

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Florrie Burke and Susan Champlin

Susan Champlin (60) interviews her friend Florrie Burke (78) about her experience working with the deaf community as a teacher and clinical psychologist and later working in the anti-trafficking field.

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45:36
Holly Gibbs and Melissa Snow

Holly Gibbs (43) shares how life experience led to present work within the anti-trafficking movement with friend and colleague Melissa Snow (42).

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Jess Torres and Susie Baldwin

Jess Torres (35) talks with their friend, colleague and mentor, Dr. Susie Baldwin (54), about their work in anti-trafficking and the vision they have for how the work should evolve. Jess talks about some of their mentors, shares proud moments...

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42:51
Suleman Masood and Robert Lung

Suleman Masood (27) shares motivation for his pursuing an education in law based on a lived experience in labor trafficking with friend Robert Lung (50).

Megan Lundstrom & Angie Henderson, FreedomVoices

Survivor Megan Lundstrom talks with her close friend Angie Henderson about her experiences in commercial sexual exploitation, and her journey to healing. They both share their experiences in fighting commercial sexual exploitation, in particular how meaningful it has been for...

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Bukola Oriola and Monica Habia

Monica Habia (30) talks to her friend and colleague Bukola Oriola (44) about Bukola's work in the anti-trafficking movement, Bukola's own history with labor trafficking, and her hopes for the anti-trafficking movement.

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Sherri Harris and Sharon Becker

Colleagues Sherri Harris [no age given] and Sharon Becker [no age given] reminisce on their collaborative effort assisting victims of human trafficking.

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James Dold and Karen Stauss

Friends and colleagues James Dold (37) and Karen Stauss (46) discuss how they met, their respective work at Polaris, and the progress of the anti-trafficking movement in the United States and internationally.