Eliza Bleu is a survivor advocate for those affected by human trafficking, she’s also a survivor of human trafficking. She and Bridget discuss the red flags both parents and youths should be aware of, grooming tactics and how insidious they can be – especially from someone you’re supposed to be able to trust, the fraught conversation around personal responsibility in the survivor space, and the role advancing technology and social media platforms play. They share personal stories of their own experiences, how the most innocuous things can be triggers, how trauma never fully heals, but it can be integrated, why you have to take care of yourself when you’re trying to serve others, trying not to let the darkness overwhelm you,  hanging onto hope, and why you should never ugly-cry on Rogan.

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  1. Mark Alexander Coolidge
    Mark Alexander
    @MarkAlexander

    A hard podcast to listen to, but necessary. The powerful political, financial, Hollywood, and law enforcement communities are participants, either in active abuse or covering it up. Where are the principled fighters who have the will to disclose and prosecute? What trust is left in federal law enforcement?

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  2. Architectus Coolidge
    Architectus
    @Architectus

    Another great conversation on a difficult and challenging topic.  Thanks, Bridget.  

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  3. Bryan McAllister Inactive
    Bryan McAllister
    @bmcallis

    Hands-down, one of the better conversations hosted by Bridget Phetasy … and, I’m a fan of most of her podcasts which I’ve listened to.  I will be sharing this with friends.  Among the take-aways for me:  seek to understand the pathology towards fixing the problem; strive to sincerely connect with others; listen with an open mind towards fostering a cohesive community; help one another to recognize that we really do each have value – especially towards buttressing one’s defenses against feelings of hopelessness, which hopelessness erodes one’s ability to withstand psychological predators; the problem seen is enormous, but we can at least be about doing what is within our sphere of influence … among other things.  Great stuff, Bridget! and, thank you Ms Bleu!

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