Made by Survivors | Living the Dream


Living the Dream

12 Jan 2010, by elance programmer in Uncategorized

The beginning of the year is always an exciting time full of fresh starts and renewed energy, but here at TEN it takes on an extra special meaning. This is the time of the year when we take a group of volunteers over to India to visit some of our projects and partners working to support survivors of trafficking; and if your lucky to be one of those volunteers you’ll never be the same again.

Going on this trip forces you to get up close and personal with the issue of trafficking and it opens your eyes wide to the horrible things people can do to one another . On our journey we will meet survivors working to get their lives back as well people that have dedicated their lives to offering assistance and raising awareness and pretty much everyone in between. We will have experiences that most people only dream of and visit places that most will only read about. It’s an intense, rewarding journey jam packed into 2 weeks bursting at the seams with culture and people. It’s all you could ever want out of life; new challenges, new culture, new language, new people. It’s living the dream! The best part is that  it’s all going to be played out here for you to follow along to. So Spread the word to all your family, friends, colleagues and neighbors. The adventure of a lifetime is about to begin and we want to share it with everyone! 

Here is a quick rundown of this years volunteers. You’ll get to know all of us pretty well in the coming weeks! 

Sarah  –

Sarah Symons
Sarah is the founder of The Emancipation Network / Made By Survivors. 
Paul has been associated with TEN for a little over a year now and is the India volunteer trip leader and manages TEN’s social networking presence on Facebook and Twitter. 

Eric in Assilah.jpg
Eric is pursuing his Master’s Degree in International Business at the Fletcher School at Tufts University. 

Janell is one of TEN’s most passionate and vocal supporters and the mother of 5 adorable future abolitionists, 
Victoria is a social worker (case manager and therapist) for Polaris Project, an anti-trafficking organization in Washington, DC. 
Bernadette is originally from Acton, Massachusetts and currently resides in Boulder, Colorado where she works as a Esthetician at La Dolce Vita Day Spa and Salon.  


Tammy is a proud mother of two boys, age 9 and 5 1/2 and resides in Sandwich, Massachusetts. 



 Having recently finished high school in her hometown of Cape Cod, Molly has been cutting her teeth working at a Mediterranean restaurant and babysitting. She’ll be visiting India at the age of 18! So cool! 
We look forward to tons of comments from everyone following along and hope you all enjoy reading about trafficking, India and her people. Here’s to an amazing adventure! 
  • Potential Abolitionist!

    You are the light of my life. I am so proud of you for doing what you do. The fact that you have to go so far away and for so long doesn’t make me happy because I will miss you so very much. But I know that what you are doing is right and I have to not be so selfish to share you with the rest of the world. Just remember to stay safe and let me know how you are doing. And remember who is with you and watching over you for me.