Larissa is an effective and vocal champion of human rights. She's dedicated to obliterating poverty, trafficking and enslavement through action and empathy.
Larissa has been an invited speaker on the subject of human trafficking, its cost to targeted and vulnerable populations, its impact on rural communities, and the decades-long epidemic of missing and under-reported Black and First Nations women.
She is an active advocate of prevention, awareness, exit support networks, survivor reintegration/rehabilitation programs, and establishment of federal legal rights for survivors. Larissa mentors youth, works on the ground with Skid Row residents, is involved with the Deaf community and volunteers her time with causes she is passionate about.
Larissa, social change agent.
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Eradication of enslavement + poverty
Larissa is passionate about eradication of hunger and poverty and providing free, accessible, and truthful education to all. Larissa advances the agency of under-represented families around globe. She has a particular interest in providing support to survivors of emotional abuse, psychological torture, those impacted by non-military onset post-traumatic stress disorder and Stockholm syndrome. Her theories revolve around the psychological origins of trauma survival, re-establishing the psychic equilibrium and nurturing the capacity to center the self.
Helping survivors thrive
Larissa is the founder Bright Horizons Intl., an NGO dedicated to assisting post-exit trafficking and enslavement survivors to safely rebuild their lives through a new model of business ownership. Her organization provides supportive outreach to families globally, facilitating achievement of generational stability and autonomy.
Mentorship + outreach
Larissa volunteers with youth, encouraging children and teens to embrace individuality though service to others, and pursue their passion, talent and interests in varied fields encompassing the arts and sciences. She mentors, sources traditional and non-traditional avenues to truthful education, identifies opportunities, and prepares youth for leadership and service roles, and to become strong, competent, and confident role models.