Heromakers Podcast

Rebecca Bender on Being Trafficked to Being Triumphant and What We Can Learn from Trauma

October 09, 2020 Laurie Nichols & Ann Chow Season 1 Episode 8
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Rebecca Bender on Being Trafficked to Being Triumphant and What We Can Learn from Trauma
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Heromakers Podcast
Rebecca Bender on Being Trafficked to Being Triumphant and What We Can Learn from Trauma
Oct 09, 2020 Season 1 Episode 8
Laurie Nichols & Ann Chow

In this episode of the Heromakers Podcast, Laurie and Ann talk with Rebecca Bender, human trafficking survivor and founder of the Rebecca Bender Initiative and the Elevate Initiative. Rebecca talks about how she went from growing up in a smaller community in Oregon to being the victim of sex trafficking and how, after 6 years, she finally was able to escape. Her story is one of courage and grit as she openly shares her story so that others would be encouraged. Today she trains law enforcement to combat trafficking and helps survivors to take back their lives and pursue their dreams. It's a don't-miss episode.

We hope this episode encourages you to believe that your past doesn't define you; in fact, your past may hold a key to being the heromaker you were made to be.

You can find Rebecca on IG or Twitter @imrebeccabender or at https://rebeccabender.org. Her book, In Pursuit of Love: One Woman's Journey from Trafficked to Triumphant, is sold wherever books are sold. 


Heromakers can be found on IG @heromakersmovement and on FB @heromakersmovement. You can also visit our website at: www.heromakersmovement.com.

Show Notes

In this episode of the Heromakers Podcast, Laurie and Ann talk with Rebecca Bender, human trafficking survivor and founder of the Rebecca Bender Initiative and the Elevate Initiative. Rebecca talks about how she went from growing up in a smaller community in Oregon to being the victim of sex trafficking and how, after 6 years, she finally was able to escape. Her story is one of courage and grit as she openly shares her story so that others would be encouraged. Today she trains law enforcement to combat trafficking and helps survivors to take back their lives and pursue their dreams. It's a don't-miss episode.

We hope this episode encourages you to believe that your past doesn't define you; in fact, your past may hold a key to being the heromaker you were made to be.

You can find Rebecca on IG or Twitter @imrebeccabender or at https://rebeccabender.org. Her book, In Pursuit of Love: One Woman's Journey from Trafficked to Triumphant, is sold wherever books are sold. 


Heromakers can be found on IG @heromakersmovement and on FB @heromakersmovement. You can also visit our website at: www.heromakersmovement.com.