Special guest: Alicia Kozakiewicz. At the age of 13, Alicia Kozakiewicz became the first widely reported Internet-related child luring and abduction victim. Her survival story and healing journey have helped her to become one of the most sought after internet safety experts and a missing persons advocate. Hear her story and learn how to protect your family from internet predators.
With a dear friend to OneVOICE, Achea Redd. Achea is a mental health and social justice activist. She’s also the author of “Be Free. Be You.” Achea uses her life experience and mental health disorder to help others find their voice and let it out. She and her husband, former NBA and OSU standout Michael Redd, are the official sponsors of Nationwide Children’s Hospital “On Our Sleeves Movement”. Achea’s voice is what we need in this unprecedented time of a pandemic and a historical revolution. #BlackLivesMatter #AmplifyMelanatedVoices
Three sexual abuse survivors chat about the dangers of abuse for victims quarantined with abusers during the pandemic, the importance of supporting local advocacy centers as well as the National Sexual Assault Hotline, and how we can support each other even while we are separate. Hosts Nicole Braddock Bromley and Mary O'Brien are joined by Olympic swimmer, Margaret Hoelzer.
Part 1 of a series with Nicole and Mary.
Nicole Braddock Bromley is an author and an international activist on issues of sexual abuse and sex trafficking. She is the founder and director of OneVOICE (www.iamonevoice.org) and OneVOICE4freedom (www.onevoice4freedom.org).
Mary O'Brien is a morning show host for 104.9 The River and works alongside Nicole as leading ladies for the nonprofit anti-trafficking organization, OneVOICE4freedom.
Both Nicole and Mary are outspoken survivors of child sexual abuse and together bring a dynamic voice to the healing journey from sexual abuse.
A very dear friend who I have traveled around the world with, doing anti-trafficking work and caring for the poor, joins us today. Janice Meyer is a humanitarian documentary photographer, a sexual abuse survivor and one of the most all-around incredible human beings I have ever known. I am so excited for you to hear her story, get to know her heart of gold, be inspired by her life and order her book! (www.janicemeyer.net)
A dear friend of OneVOICE and a real firecracker of a preacher and poet, Esmeralda Ridilla joins us today from Abilene, Texas. She is the founder and executive director of Emerald of the Sea, a nonprofit empowering survivors to heal from sexual trauma.
Special Guest: Lexie Smith, a brave advocate and survivor of sexual abuse, trafficking and exploitation. Lexie was recently a featured survivor in the new film Blind Eyes Opened that shines a light on sex trafficking in America. On our podcast she unpacks her story of being exploited and trafficked as a child and she helps all of us to be awakened to the reality of sex trafficking in America, dispels the myths, and helps us learn how we can be a solution to it.