Sex trafficking speaker

Hear the top sex-trafficking expert in Richmond, VA

One of the few nationwide who's also a survivor

I share my lived experience with your audience because everyone needs to learn more about sex trafficking—and statistics don’t tell the whole story.

SEX TRAFFICKING BY THE NUMBERS:

14,597

Sex trafficking victims & survivors (identified)

4,312

Survivors called the trafficking hotline

33%

Were recruited by an intimate partner

17

Average age sex trafficking began

Where does sex trafficking happen?

I’m Pamela Hock and I’m here to tell you the scary truth about sex trafficking.

 

If you’re like most people, you probably don’t think about sex trafficking much—and if you do, you envision shipping containers arriving from overseas packed with girls and women who speak little English and have no family or other prospects.

 

But I was a victim of sex trafficking right here in Richmond, VA. My hometown. From ages 13-18.

 

I went to school with other kids. I lived at home most of the time. I even got a perfect score on my SAT.

If you can hear me, listen—before we can hope to do anything about this growing problem, first we need to change how we think about it as a society.

 

That’s why I speak.

forensic psychologist and sex trafficking expert
 

Pamela is an informative, inspiring, and authentic storyteller with an unmatched sense of humor...she invites her audience to become a part of the narrative...to feel seen, heard, and empowered to create change.

—Erin Mahone, If You Could See Me

Audiences crave authenticity and academic authority

I offer both.

 

Before I began individual trauma counseling for sex offenders and trauma survivors, I was a forensic psychologist providing expert witness testimony about the psychology of sex offenders. I’m a master of this science—with a paper that says so.

 

And being trafficked for 5 years of my adolescence gives me an authentic dimension beyond just about anyone else in this field. 

 

I offer your audience a unique emotional connection through my stories—so the stuff they’re learning comes to life in a deeper way than facts & figures alone.

 

It’s one thing to read an annual statistic...it’s something else entirely to hear the stories of teenage girls who went into motel rooms and never came out.

 

And don’t worry—I’m just as comfortable speaking before officers of the court as I am to an auditorium of college students. I’ll adjust my humor and language accordingly.

Public speaking & sex-trafficking education for:

  • University students

  • High school students

  • Educators

  • Law enforcement

  • Policy makers

  • Political teams

  • Legal teams

  • Corporate groups

  • Rallies & marches

  • Nonprofits & activists

AS SEEN IN:
If You Could See Me – trauma/mental health project
Human Trafficking advocacy: Impact Virginia
VCU School of Government & Public Affairs
Psychology Today logo

My Amygdala is an Asshole

If I were a superhero, my power would be hypervigilance. My brain is different from yours because of my complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Here’s the story of an epic clash between me and my amygdala (the part of the brain in charge of emotion and fear response).

Don't Declaw Me

When you declaw a cat it takes away their sense of ownership and security in their space. And it makes them vulnerable to attack. When you tell me I can’t share my story and shred a room to ribbons, because it makes people uncomfortable—you’re trying to declaw me. Let’s stop declawing people.

If You Could See Me

Allison and I were locked in a closet together. She was 14. I was 15. I comforted her as best I could. She screamed when our trafficker dragged her away, and it was all I could hear in the dark. Until she stopped…

I tell my story for the countless women I saw silenced.

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