What is Strong Survival?
Strong Survival documents the experiences of Maya, an activist with lived experience in human trafficking, as a trafficked youth from California's Sonoma County
Maya offers an unflinching and courageous account of her experiences, exploring the impact of the emotional and physical damage of human trafficking
Strong Survival seeks to bring awareness to a pervasive yet often overlooked problem in the Bay Area
Shynie is a 4th-year student at Santa Clara University, double majoring in Public Health Science and Biology. During her free time, Shynie is involved with the American Red Cross, works as a student researcher at Santa Clara University, and serves as an Ambassador for Shared Hope International. Shynie is particularly passionate about social justice and human rights, and has plans to pursue healthcare.
Activist, Person with Lived Experiences of Human Trafficking
Maya is a student at Sonoma State University, majoring in History. She hopes to achieve teaching credentials upon graduation and fulfill her dream of becoming a middle school history teacher. Maya has a passion for musical theatre and she works as an actress, artist, model, and human trafficking activist. Maya has worked on two films about her experience with trafficking: Strong Survival and Playing the Game.
Strong Survival in the News
Bay Area KRON 4
USC Institute for Global Health
Northern California Public Media
Sonoma County Government
KRCB North Bay Public Media
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