empowerment

International Day of the Girl Child

Sunday, October 11 was International Day of the Girl Child and this year’s theme was “My Voice, Our Equal Future.” This day is meant to

Why We Don’t Use Stories of Pity

The Freedom Story began as an organization from a documentary in which a young girl who was at-risk shared some of her story – she

Awareness v. Prevention

Awareness raising is a necessary, but insufficient component of real trafficking prevention. Raising awareness that trafficking exists, how it happens, and how you can protect

Why We Include Boys

Global inequities in the education of girls have led to a rise of organizations geared toward educating and promoting young girls in order to rectify

Is it Individual or Systemic?

People often have difficulty distinguishing individual level concerns from things that occur on a systemic level, probably because when you’re in a system, it’s difficult

This Intersectional Moment

It’s Pride Month. America is erupting in protests over racial justice. There’s a pandemic going on and we’re witnessing how the essential workers, the ones

Each for Equal

Sunday, March 8 is International Women’s Day and this year’s theme is Each for Equal! As the campaign website says: An equal world is an

Making Counseling Sustainable

Ensuring a sustainable counseling program can be a challenge. Our students face a great deal of trauma and stress, not only related to growing up

2019 Highlights

Last year brought a lot of growth and positive development for us at The Freedom Story! Here are just a few of the highlights to