This summer I have been given the amazing opportunity to work with the Coalition to Abolish Slavery andTrafficking as an Outreach Intern. CAST works to assist survivors of human trafficking through various methods including an emergency shelter, social and legal aid, and long-term support. The organization also promotes legislation combatting human trafficking and fights for further work to be done by all sectors of society. I have been working closely with Ima Matul, a fierce advocate of change and a survivor of human trafficking from Indonesia, along with the CAST outreach team. I have been involved in various aspects of outreach: from rewriting and updating brochures to assisting Ima in reaching out to the survivor community. I feel that I have had so many life-changing experiences already, and I know that there will be many more to come. I am so thankful to the Human Rights Leadership Center at Claremont McKenna College for helping me set up this internship. This is only beginning of this journey (and of this blog series). I can’t wait to experience it further – dive in deeper – and to share more about it on this blog.