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"I was completely amazed. It's a must see."


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"I was completely amazed. It's a must see."


Ready to Bring Unchained to Your Community?

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Bring Unchained to your audience for a life-changing experience.


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Bring Unchained to your audience for a life-changing experience.


A human trafficking awareness 
fashion show 

Join the movement
to free our sisters

 

The Unchained Experience Includes:

- CASTING CALL & MODEL TRAINING

- FASHION COLLECTION & NARRATION OF SHOW

- MARKETING MATERIALS

- FULL FASHION SHOW WITH HAIR & MAKEUP

- EMPOWERED ABOLITIONISTS

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What People in the Community Are Saying


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What People in the Community Are Saying


I was captivated by the presentation coupled with the spot-on descriptions that detail a woman’s journey. This show is informative and blisteringly accurate while at the same time offers warnings, education, and hope.
— Judge Paul Herbert, Catch Court
Unchained Fashion has had a profound effect on our students, staff, and parents to not only raise their own awareness about human trafficking, but also provided a forum for students to engage with their peers to be a part of sharing this world issue with others.
— Neil Kenneth Gupta, Ed.D., Director of Assessment and Programming
While interviewing the Unchained team, it was very clear that they are passionate about what they do, and they have created a beautiful way to be a solution to end human trafficking.
— Monica Day, News Anchor, NBC4
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Meet Our Team


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Meet Our Team


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FELICIA KALAN

Felicia's background in Political Science and International Relations led her to the Ohio House of Representatives, where she served as a Legislative Aide for the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee. During that time Ohio passed its first human trafficking legislation in Ohio - House Bill 262. She also spent time in Calcutta, India with Free-Set - an organization that employs trafficking survivors. Her time there birthed a passion to develop social enterprises that help eradicate modern day slavery.

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CO-FOUNDERS

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STEPHANIE CATANI

Stephanie's background is in Global Women's Health and Activism at the Ohio State University and her experience at The University of Arts London at the London College of Fashion. Unchained merges her two passions - to set women free by using fashion & to tell stories of hope.

 
ANDREA HOPPEL Brand Ambassador

ANDREA HOPPEL
Brand Ambassador

LARA RAY Show Manager

LARA RAY
Show Manager

BRITTANY BARENSCHEER Director of Model & Volunteer Coordination

BRITTANY BARENSCHEER
Director of Model & Volunteer Coordination

CANDISE LOVE Intern

CANDISE LOVE
Intern

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What is Unchained?


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What is Unchained?


What is Unchained?

UNCHAINED is a Columbus, OH based 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to ending human trafficking through education and awareness.  UNCHAINED was co-founded by Stephanie Catani and Felicia Kalan and currently has a staff of five part-time employees, four board members and relies on hundreds of student and community volunteers that serve as models, makeup artists, hair stylists, photographers, graphic artists, designers and many others.

UNCHAINED seeks to empower audiences & youth with the knowledge of human trafficking and ways to report and combat the crime by performing the UNCHAINED fashion show. We firmly believe that if one life can be saved through the efforts of educating youth through our fashion show, then our work is worth it.  

What do we do?

AWARENESS - The Unchained Fashion Show

We empower high schools, universities, community organizations and businesses to produce a fashion show that tells the story of a human trafficking survivor through garments designed by Season 5 Project Runway designer Korto Momulu, music, and narration. The goal of the fashion show is to increase awareness of human trafficking both locally and globally and to empower models, volunteers and attendees with the necessary education, training and tools to identify and report the crime, and to join the abolitionist movement with UNCHAINED. We seek to create cultural shifts within schools that will teach students to encourage and empower one another and become a part of a movement, leading to fundamental attitude shifts that will create positive change and enhance self-worth and self-esteem in young girls.  

EDUCATION - The Unchained Curriculum

UNCHAINED is in the process of developing a curriculum called, #Itendswithme, that would be accessible to the public to train individuals on how to identify and eradiate human trafficking using personal resources, gifts and talents. 

RESTORATION - The Unchained Survivor Scholarship Fund

UNCHAINED administers a Survivor Scholarship Fund awarded to survivors of human trafficking that have completed the CATCH program and would like to further their education.  UNCHAINED developed a relationship with a corporation that will begin selling bracelets in stores and proceeds will go toward the UNCHAINED Survivor Scholarship Fund.  The first scholarship will be awarded in Spring of 2016.

 

About Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking is defined as when an individual is coerced or forced into sex or labor and is an estimated 32 billion dollar industry.  Children under the age of 18 are the largest group of trafficking victims, with the largest amount being between the ages of 11 & 14.  Recent estimates sight the number of people enslaved today is approximately 27 million.