Josephine Feemster is a passion-filled human trafficking activist whose story of resilience has inspired many. Having overcome incredible adversity on her journey toward living empowered, Josephine knew she was destined to make an impact on the lives of others who shared her experiences. Becoming a trainer and speaker has been a dream come true for Josephine. Her poise and perspective when speaking and facilitating, is a refreshing contribution to the "survivor-empowerment" movement. In the years to come, she aims to publish a memoir and continue to spread a message of freedom and justice for survivors of trauma across the country.
Josephine is trained in the following CSEC methodologies: My Life / My Choice (Justice Resource Institute), Ending the Game (Sowers Education Group), and GEMS' VSL (Victim, Survivor, Leader) Model. She deeply believes in the strength of survivor-led programming and being an essential support system as youth find their way out of "the life". Josephine is a founding member of the RISE Drop-In Center, a program for young survivors of sex-trafficking in the California Bay Area.
Some of Josephine's speaking clients include: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP), National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistant Center (NHTTAC), Judicial Council of California, California Department of Social Services, California CSEC Action Team, Children's Law Center, Justice at Last, Shared Hope International, Foster and Kinship Care Education, Dignity Health, WestCoast Children's Clinic, Bay Area Academy, San Mateo County, Los Angeles County, Art of Yoga, UC Merced, Santa Clara University, Gems, Nola Brantley Speaks, and Runaway Girl.