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"UNCHAINED pulls the curtain open to what a woman experiences in human trafficking."


- P., Unchained Scholar Recipient & Overcomer

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"UNCHAINED pulls the curtain open to what a woman experiences in human trafficking."


- P., Unchained Scholar Recipient & Overcomer

Showcased at:

at Harvard University

 

Ready to Bring UNCHAINED to Your Community?


WHAT IS UNCHAINED?

UNCHAINED is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to ending human trafficking through awareness and prevention, and restoration of victims. UNCHAINED seeks to empower audiences & youth with the knowledge of human trafficking, signs to look for and ways to report and combat the crime.

WHAT WE DO

RESTORATION
The Unchained Survivor Scholarship Fun

UNCHAINED administers a Overcomer Scholarship Fund awarded to survivors of human trafficking that have completed rehabilitation programs, hold sobriety, and have mentors and community to walk them through the season of receiving the funds and getting higher education in their desired field.  We currently have six Overcomers receiving scholarships.

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 to tell the story. We seek to create cultural shifts, leading to fundamental attitude shifts about sexual exploitation that will create life changing perspectives for men and women.  

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"To say my life was changed is an understatement."


- Ogonna Ononye
Ohio State Graduate Student

"To say my life was changed is an understatement."


- Ogonna Ononye
Ohio State Graduate Student

WHAT MAKES UNCHAINED SO DIFFERENT?

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Fashion shows performed nationwide at middle schools, high schools, universities, conferences, corporations, organizations and churches raising awareness about trafficking in the US

35+ SHOWS


The UNCHAINED Fashion Show is a multimedia-rich performance art live show that engages the audience better than a single dimension presentation about human trafficking. The experience includes facts and statistics about human trafficking, spoken word narration, music. The artistry of the hair, makeup & fashion portray a survivor of human trafficking and allow the models to walk as a voice for the voiceless.

PERFORMANCE
ART EVENT


The number of individuals who have learned about human trafficking and increased their knowledge of the issue in the US

16,000

 
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Meet Our Team


Meet Our Team


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STEPHANIE CATANI
CO-FOUNDER

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 & telling stories of hope.


FELICIA KALAN
CO-FOUNDER

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 - House Bill 262. She also spent time in Calcutta, India with Free-Set - an organization that employs trafficking survivors.


LARA RAY
SHOW DIRECTOR

ANDREA HOPPEL
GRAPHIC DESIGNER

BRITTANY BARENSCHEER
MODEL TRAINER

SYDNEY SCHULTZ
INTERN

 
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What is human trafficking?


What is human trafficking?


ABOUT HUMAN TRAFFICKING

 

150 BILLION DOLLARS

Estimated annual profit from human trafficking, which is defined as any situation where an individual is "coerced or forced into sex or labor."


11 TO 14
YEARS OLD

The average age of the largest amount of human trafficking victims in the United States. Children under 18 are the largest group of sex-trafficking victims.


20.9 MILLION

Recent estimate of the number of people enslaved in human trafficking across the world today.


To report any suspicious activity or to get help if you are a victim,
please contact 1-888-373-7888.