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Rachel Thomas, M. Ed. is the Co-Founder of Sowers Education Group where she and a team of educators promote sex trafficking awareness and survivor empowerment. Rachel co-authored Ending The Game: An Intervention Curriculum for Survivors of Sex Trafficking. This curriculum has helped hundreds of survivors understand and overcome psychological coercion.
Kay Buck is the Executive Director of Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST) She leads the first organization in the US exclusively designed to work on the issue of human trafficking. CAST is known for a one-of-a-kind leadership development program for survivors of trafficking who are now using their voices to impact federal and state policy.
Nola Brantley is CEO of Nola Brantley Speaks!, a survivor consultancy dedicated to empowering women and girls. She co-founded the nonprofit M.I.S.S.S.E.Y. and a survivor leader. She has personally supported more than 1,000 youth in leaving sexual exploitation and has trained more than 50,000 professionals in the field. Nola Brantley shares her story in the documentary.
Amber Davies is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been the Director of Clinical Programs at Saving Innocence. Her professional roles include a therapist for foster youth and a professor of social work education. Amber oversees a team of advocates, trains front line responders, service providers, and foster/ resource families in the best practices of working with Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) and youth. She is passionate about creating and sustaining healing environments for survivors, as well as promoting survivor leadership. Saving Innocence is represented in the documentary with founder Kim Biddle.
Melody Miller is a the director California's Forgotten Children Documentary. She is a creative storyteller who works to make a positive impact in the world by making narrative films and documentaries. She graduated from the UCLA and has won various film awards nationwide including the The Motion Picture Association of America Award and Women in Film Award. Melody has dedicated from the start of her career making films that amplify the voices and stories of causes she cares about. She has gone above and beyond to not only create empowering films, but creating a movement of change.
Jessica Torres is an Organizer, Writer, Speaker, Consultant and CSEC survivor who has been impacting the Human Trafficking movement in powerful and intersectional ways for the past seven years. Presently, Jess is proudly serving as the Survivor Coordinator for the Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST), co-overseeing and co-developing projects related to survivor empowerment including the LA Survivor Network, Resilient Voices, and the National Survivor Network. Jess continues to shake the earth and the anti-trafficking movement with activism and leadership.