Mad TraffickingAug 01, 2023
Honey Child with Cynthia Borsellino
In this episode, we'll be sitting down with the remarkable Cynthia Borsellino, who refers to herself as both a survivor and thriver. From a young age, Cynthia endured the horrors of molestation, ritual sex abuse, trafficking and the burden of generational trauma. But despite the unimaginable pain she has faced, she has emerged as a beacon of strength, resilience, and compassion.
Her journey is a testament to the human spirit's incredible capacity for survival and how one can rise above their past and transform their pain into purpose. Now, Cynthia dedicates her life to helping others who have experienced similar traumas, shedding light on the darkest corners of society, and bringing hope to those who need it the most.
Get ready for an emotional and eye-opening conversation that will leave you inspired, empowered, and motivated to make a difference.
Where to find Cynthia:
ANOTHER CHILD FILM
(Documentary Featuring Cynthia & her daughter Leanna)
BELOVED UNVEILED (Cynthia's Podcast)
Wake Up with Janet Craig
Today we welcome to the show Janet Craig, Writer, Director and one of the lead actors in the film, Wake Up. Inspired by her personal experience as a foster parent, Wake Up is already resonating with audiences, earning Best Picture, Best Actor and a standing ovation at the 2021 Sunscreen Film Festival West in California.
Based on real-life stories of foster youth and human trafficking victims, WAKE UP tells the story of a quiet community rocked when a pair of foster youth are targeted and taken by a sex trafficking ring.
This is Janet's first feature as director, having cut her teeth directing theatre and numerous short films. Her acting credits consist of a wide variety of roles including appearances on network television, film, and in theatre. She currently in development on a television series.
To learn more about Wake Up visit https://www.officialwakeupmovie.com/
Healing After Trauma with Hayley Adams
On today's show we welcome Hayley Adams the host of the Traumaglity Podcast, licensed mental health professional and retired veteran on a mission to help 1 million people heal from pain after trauma. We discuss Hayley's personal story, the definition of Trauma and different ways to heal after trauma.
Hayley's Linktree: linktr.ee/traumagility
Mad Trafficking on Social:
Bear One Another's Burdens with Tammy Harris
Robin Basil and Tammy Harris, Founder and Executive Director of The Ursus Institute discuss the reason why she works so passionately to fight human trafficking.
To learn more about The Ursus Institute visit www.ursusinstitute.net
"Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ." Galatians 6:2
Me Too, Music & More with Landon Starbuck (BONUS EPISODE)
Robin Basil and guest Landon Starbuck (a.k.a. "Matriarch") - musician, producer, songwriter, mother of 3, wife, & co-host of “Grow Up”, discuss Hollywood, pedophilia, and the sexualization of children in today's world.
Learn more about Landon
Another Child with Leanna Borsellino
On today's show, Executive Producer Leanna Borsellino Swingler joins Robin Basil to discuss her documentary, "Another Child", the true story of the shocking reality of human trafficking.
"Another Child is the story of my mother Cyndi, a woman who was sexually trafficked between the ages of sixteen and nineteen years old. Though she escaped and eventually married to raise me and my brother, she had only told her story to us in little more than fragments… until now. In 2012, my mother and I were going through keepsake boxes when we stumbled upon old letters, photographs and songs she had written. I could barely believe my eyes as I saw tangible evidence of a life once forgotten. The detail and heartbreak was unbearable, and I knew while I held my mother in tears that her story had to be told.
Born and raised in Indiana, my mother was the daughter of a truck driver and one of seven children. In her early teens, she fell into the drug scene of the ’70s. Dating a drug dealer meant mixing PCP and heroin, making deliveries, and being passed around at parties like a favor. In her mind, she saw herself as little more than an object of men's delight, a perception that would enslave her for years to come. At sixteen, she ran away from home and joined a traveling carnival that took her around the country. When the season ended in Florida, she befriended a seventeen-year-old and her sugar daddy. On a trip to Disney World, he proposed she turn tricks: “He said, ‘You’re gonna do it anyway, so why not get paid for it?’” Broke and homeless, my mom could not even afford a pair of shoes. Thus began her life in the sex trade. She tricked with several other girls in a large house in town. Her clients were wealthy businessmen and powerful politicians at high-rises and parties. Most nights she coped with appointment after appointment by getting drunk and high. Money never passed through her hands. Every dollar went to the manager of the house. She would have fled had she any place to go. However, when her owners planned to sell her, it was time to escape. My mother’s journey to wholeness covers many years and many miles, through trailer parks, truck stops, churches, and back to her old hometown. Her poems and songs express the heart of a woman abused, one who searched for the right way to bend.
There is still more for me to learn on this journey. http://honeychildfilm.com/