Sex Trafficking Awareness Visuals and Training Materials Targeting Oppressed Female-Identified Young Persons Project
The acronym SAFTY was chosen for the project, intentionally with the letter E left out, to denote that there is no one size fits all safety measure, and that safety should be unique to the individual.
The project “Sex Trafficking Awareness Visuals and Training Materials Targeting Oppressed Female-Identified Young Persons” aims to use powerful images and creative teaching modalities to dismantle the myths about sex trafficking.
Project leads, Heather Doughty, photographer and creator of INSPIRE: The Women's Portrait Project, and Heather Sago, coordinator of Fleming's accredited Child and Youth Care Program , as well as CYC program graduates and students will walk alongside Survivors of Sex Trafficking in hopes to humanize sex trafficking and the act of seeking support. The project aims to build increased awareness of sex trafficking process and safety resources amongst at risk female identified youth, caregivers and service providers. Highlighting targeted populations, including Indigenous, Black, Trans and youth in care or previously in care.
“Disclaimer: These images were created not to represent survivors or to imply that these individuals are survivors but with the hope that some aspect of the photo would resonate and connect with survivors or those being trafficked until actual portraits of survivors from this research are finalized. Consent is paramount and SafTy puts this at the forefront of our work; all models have confirmed use of their image(s) with an understanding of project intention.”