Did you know that Pounds, Euros, Pesos, Dollars, Rupees, and Yen all have one thing in common with prostitution? Value, because just like currency, the value of a person in the sex industry goes up and down. Just as we all have love languages, every one of us has different currencies, better known as vulnerabilities, which put us all at risk of being trafficked, not just in the sex industry.
Juanita Headley is a speaker, author, founder and CEO of Changing Cases, a licensed N.Y. attorney, and Geneva United Nations trained chef. A law graduate from Teesside University, she has lived unconventionally for the past decade, advocating internationally.
Beginning in 2017 in Trinidad where she is a regular presence on the television and radio, she has also appeared in the media in Ghana, St. Vincent, and India. In addition, Juanita has lectured at universities in Trinidad, Indonesia, Ghana, and India and presented at The Office of the Prime Minister in Tobago. An avid storyteller, her human trafficking and child abuse prevention message is simplistic, relatable, and impactful.
Her ministry is unique because she volunteers with both victims and perpetrators; she also dreams of building safe houses in the Philippines as well as constructing open-hiring policy bakeries in New York that would employ the formerly incarcerated, becoming an influential agent of change. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.