Empowering Human Trafficking Survivors to Speak Up, Share Hope and Be Brave.
"Suppressing my trauma resulted with me becoming an angry and guarded person, too ashamed to talk about my past. I was lost and confused, covered with insecurities, guilt and shame. It wasn’t until I was able to find my identity in Christ that I was truly able to breathe, let go, and start thinking more clearly.
So I promised myself and my daughters that I wouldn’t allow my past to dictate my future and continue to silence me. I had to tell myself “ Girl, SPEAK UP!” And so I started to do just that- Finding my identity in Christ, creating support systems, processing my trauma, and asking for help. "
~Sabrina, Founder/ CEO
Girl, Speak Up was birthed in 2020 for the girl who is a survivor of human trafficking. I’m telling every girl who feels silenced by their past.. Girl, Speak UP! Let’s do life together.
We want to see survivors of Human Trafficking get past their trauma and have their eyes opened to the fact that there is such a bigger, eternal purpose for why they are placed on this earth. There is an incredibly larger picture at play, but it so easily gets clouded by the junk they have gone through and go through in day to day life.
Our mission is to eradicate human trafficking through educational and preventative programming by amplifying survivor voices so that they may find their worth, purpose, and identity in Christ through care and community. We also work to restore survivors by creating safe spaces centered around their needs and goals.
Recruited at the mall at age 13, Sabrina was not aware that she was being groomed for trafficking/exploitation. Under threat and fear, Sabrina was coerced into doing what was asked of her, all while keeping it hidden from her friends and family. Before entering high school she became pregnant by her exploiter and this offered her a way out, she exchanged her childhood for motherhood. In 2012 Sabrina married her husband Jose, and together they have 7 daughters. She has completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Management and has been tirelessly working in the anti-trafficking field, offering hope and courage to other survivors.
Donations made to Girl, Speak Up Inc. support our survivors with their basic needs, empowerment programs, events, advocacy, community trainings as well as operational costs.
Your donation helps us to continue to fight for justice, healing and hope for survivors of Human Trafficking.