In this episode, we imagine freedom with Christabelle Robinson. Christabelle is the communications and media specialist for The Global Center on Human Trafficking, where she is involved in everything from programmatics, media, graphic design and events, to research and training.
A survivor herself, her passion for survivor advocacy and rights is at the forefront of her work. Christabelle has years of survivor advocacy experience including training, consultations, programmatic development, blogs, interviews and public speaking on human trafficking and related issues.
She believes in survivors leading the ﬁght against human trafficking, and it’s her goal to support other survivors in that mission.
As you will soon learn, Christabelle leads that mission with the understanding that many survivors are left out of the ﬁeld due to discrimination and inequality. She aims to increase inclusion in anti-trafficking work by including ALL survivors, from all backgrounds, races, sexual orientation, nationalities, social status and sex.
We start our conversation with Christabelle’s thoughts on how we talk about human trafficking. Her insights about the language and terms we use are really important to showing both understanding and respect when we are speaking with or about survivors.