As a survivor of human trafficking Barbara Amaya speaks and writes from her experiences as a trafficked child. She has been published in varied media like Yahoo Voices! More magazine and her story of overcoming adversity has been featured on Fox News, Channel 4, Examiner, Animal New York, Washington Times and more.
She has a book in progress, A Girl’s Guide to Survival: Life Lessons from the Street, and has written a graphic novel about human trafficking targeted for middle and high school age students, you can get updates about Barbara her books and her activities in the anti-trafficking community at her website www.barbaraamaya.com follow her on twitter barbaraamaya4 and on facebook, linkedin and google + and pinterest
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Published 7:16 p.m. January 11, 2013
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Published 1:19 p.m. October 10, 2012
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Published 4:15 p.m. October 5, 2012
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Published 2:44 p.m. September 21, 2012
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Published 12:38 p.m. September 4, 2012
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Published 5:11 p.m. August 19, 2012
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Published 2:45 p.m. August 7, 2012
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Published 2:04 p.m. August 5, 2012
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Published 8:54 p.m. June 20, 2012
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Published 6:40 p.m. June 6, 2012
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