Jan. 29, 2024

Authentic Resilience: Unveiling Survivor Stories with Sarah Ann from the Seattle Organization of Prostitution Survivors

Authentic Resilience: Unveiling Survivor Stories with Sarah Ann from the Seattle Organization of Prostitution Survivors
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All The Way Authentic

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In this episode of "All the Way Authentic," host Kevin P. Henry engages in a powerful conversation with Sarah Ann, a survivor of trafficking and a dedicated advocate. Sarah shares her personal journey of overcoming adversity, shedding light on the challenges she faced as a survivor and her role as a CSE (Commercial Sexual Exploitation) survivor advocate and program coordinator at the Seattle Organization of Prostitution Survivors.

Brace yourself for a rollercoaster of emotions as Sarah opens up about her resilience, breaking through the shadows of abuse, and emerging stronger than ever. She takes us on a journey of transformation, from the darkness of disbelief within her own family to the triumphant reconstruction of her relationship with her mom.

Join the conversation as Sarah Ann spills the beans on the power of healing, the impact of trauma, and the magic that happens when survivors reclaim their voices. Plus, get an exclusive sneak peek into the incredible spoken word that'll leave you in awe of the strength and courage found within every survivor.

Discover the groundbreaking work happening at the Seattle Organization of Prostitution Survivors and why survivor advocates like Sarah Ann are the unsung heroes in the battle against exploitation.

This episode is not just a conversation; it's a celebration of resilience, a symphony of triumph, and a reminder that, yes, healing is not only possible but extraordinary! Don't miss out on the empowering moments that will leave you inspired to embrace authenticity, break down stigmas, and stand tall in the face of adversity.

Key Points:

  • Sarah Ann recounts her experience as a survivor of trafficking and the difficulties she faced, including the struggle to be believed and understood by her own family.
  • The interview delves into the impact of trauma on both survivors and their support systems, highlighting the importance of empathy and awareness.
  • Sarah Ann reflects on her journey of healing and rebuilding her relationship with her mother, emphasizing the possibility of restoring connections after trauma.
  • The discussion sheds light on the work being done at the Seattle Organization of Prostitution Survivors and the crucial role of survivor advocates in supporting those who have experienced exploitation.


  • Discover the strength and resilience of survivors as they navigate the path to healing.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the challenges faced by survivors and the importance of creating a supportive environment for their recovery.
  • Learn about the transformative work being done by organizations like the Seattle Organization of Prostitution Survivors in addressing and combating exploitation.

Empowering Moments:

  • Hear Sarah Ann share her empowering spoken word, providing a glimpse into the strength and courage that define her journey.
  • Celebrate the triumphs of survivorship and the power of authentic storytelling in breaking down stigma and fostering empathy.

Tune in for a riveting journey of empowerment, courage, and the unshakable spirit of authenticity! #AllTheWayAuthentic #SurvivorStrong #BreakTheSilence

The All The Way Authentic Podcast with Kevin P. Henry talks about all things diversity and inclusion, mental health, and empowerment.

Kevin P. Henry has worked in the Diversity-Equity-Inclusion, communications, and training field for over 30 years. He also has extensive experience as a journalist, voice actor, and writer. Currently, he works for the private and public sectors, businesses, organizations, and nonprofits. Kevin utilizes a variety of skills to meet the needs of clients, which include strategic planning, training, facilitation, and writing.

While living in Hawaii, Kevin developed educational programs for high school students that focused on career planning, writing, and video production. In addition, he worked with domestic violence survivors and at-risk youth coordinating career planning workshops.  

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