In this episode of SLSP, host Tatiana Berindei is joined by a most inspiring example of women empowering women, Brooke Axtell. Founder and Director of She is Rising, a healing community for survivors of gender violence and sex trafficking, Brooke shares with our listeners the importance of survivors being able to identify with something other than just their trauma story. She also shares how to spot red flags of both potential domestic violence and sex trafficking. Tune in to hear more about this inspiring woman’s work and how you, too, can get involved to make a difference to help end sex trafficking.
Hello everyone, and welcome to the Sex, Love and SuperPowers podcast show. I am your host, Tatiana Berindei, and today I have a very special guest with me, Brooke Axtell, and we are going to be discussing women empowering women after sex trafficking.
Let me tell you a little bit about Brooke before we get started. Brooke Axtell is the founder and director of She is Rising, a healing community for survivors of gender violence and sex trafficking. Her work as a human rights activist led her to speak at the 2015 Grammy Awards, the United Nations, and the US Institute for Peace. She has been featured in many media outlets, including The New York Times, LA Times, Rolling Stone, Time Magazine, Wall Street Journal, The Steve Harvey Show, and CNN. She’s an award-winning performance poet, singer/songwriter, and the author of the memoir, Beautiful Justice.
Welcome to the show, Brooke.
Thank you. It’s a pleasure to be speaking with you today.
Before we dive in, will you tell our listeners what your super powers are?