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
International Justice

How to Spur Corporate Accountability with Modern Slavery Legislation

Genevieve LeBaron
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Survivor and Victim Support

Implementing Shared Decision Making with Child Trafficking Survivors

HEAL Trafficking, Samantha Sahl
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Measurement and Statistical Methods

Mapping Agricultural Labour Trafficking in Texas

Sarah Southey
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International Justice

How to Spur Corporate Accountability with Modern Slavery Legislation

Genevieve LeBaron
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Survivor and Victim Support

Implementing Shared Decision Making with Child Trafficking Survivors

HEAL Trafficking, Samantha Sahl
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Measurement and Statistical Methods

Measurement, Action, Freedom: Assessing Government Action to Achieve Target 8.7

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