Sharlena Powell

Housing Justice Campaign Chairperson, Voices of Women

Sharlena Powell analyzes the intersections between human trafficking, domestic violence, and the power and control dynamic. She is committed to combating the issues survivors face when escaping abuse and working to prevent re-victimization. Sharlena works at Voices of Women as the Housing Justice Campaign Chairperson. She attended the Mentari Culinary Arts programme and has since been contracted as a Culinary Educator with the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. She also works with the Department of Youth and Community Development in providing chef and etiquette instruction to juvenile youth as a vocational extracurricular course.

Sharlena also owns and operates Lena Mae’s Gourmet, named after her grandmother, Lonnie Mae. Sharlena sees food as a vehicle for breaking barriers and exploring our imaginations and was a finalist for the 2017 American Entrepreneurship Award.  

Recent Articles by this Author

Can New US Law Help Increase Financial Recovery and Reintegration of Survivors of Human Trafficking?

Professor Barry Koch, Dr Leona Vaughn, Sarah Byrne
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Gendered Understandings of Forced Sexual Exploitation

Ellie Newman-Granger
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Forced Labour Import Bans: What Does the Evidence Tell Us?

Owain Johnstone
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Gendered Understandings of Forced Sexual Exploitation

Ellie Newman-Granger
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Domestic Slave Labour in Brazil

Maurício Krepsky Fagundes
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Indigenous Peoples and the Anti-Trafficking Sector’s Blind Spot

Miriam Karmali, Krysta Bisnauth
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