Still I Rise connects the anti-trafficking movement and it’s future success with #MeToo, #SayHerName, Movement for Black Lives, and Times Up, by virtue of their interdependence as human rights struggles in America.

Still I Rise threads the stories of a resilient survivor, an undercover cop, and a civil rights leader working towards the same goal – justice for African American girls impacted by sex trafficking.


Follow the resilient lives of Leah, a survivor turned activist, and Holly, an undercover cop turned scholar, as they reveal the complexities of how the double penalty of being black and female increases ones vulnerability to sexual exploitation and creates an unwelcoming environment for black girls and women in America.

Still I Rise explores modern day sex trafficking as part of a continuum of oppression that began with the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Interviews with prominent scholars and activists, such as Professor Kimberle Crenshaw, Holly Joshi and Dr. Nikki Jones, provide critical historical and social context to commercial sexual exploitation and the disproportionate impact on black communities throughout the United States.



Bay Area Police Sex Trafficking Case