NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Human trafficking can happen behind closed doors and right in front of your eyes.
It can be difficult to talk about a topic, but the folks at End Slavery Tennessee say that’s no reason to stay silent.
“A lot of people still don’t realize this is happening here in their own backyards,” Leah Muir said with the group.
Their podcast, “Someone Like Me,” allows listeners to hear from the survivors themselves.
“The great thing about podcasts is that they don’t get to recognize their name and face, and they have complete editorial control over their story and what they want the world to hear,” Muir said.
Muir says this freedom can help empower survivors.
“People want to hear those real-life stories — they put perspective on what people really went through.”
End Slavery Tennessee hopes that sharing the voices of survivors will lead to a world of good for those still struggling, helping to form a relationship that End Slavery Tennessee hopes will help achieve the goal in the name of the group.
If you suspect someone may be a victim of human trafficking, you can call the Tennessee Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-855-558-6484. (1-855-55-TNHTH).