Hi Shayla!

I want to thank you for joining me on the Fierce Freedom Podcast. You will find information on the topics you would like to cover, the recording and publishing plan, podcast questions and promotional graphics. These will be added as we get them completed.

The Podcast Guest Survey will assure that we have your details correct for the podcast. You will be able to upload your bio and any photos / headshots to be used for promotion. Please complete this at your earliest convenience.

The survey password is “fierce”. 


Cat Morgan, Fierce Freedom Podcast Producer

Shayla Beaumont

Shayla Beaumont


Shayla is the Elevate|Uplift Coordinator for the
Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition.

Elevate|Uplift is an equal partnership of the Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition, The National Organization of Asian Pacific Islanders Ending Sexual Violence, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, and the Resource Sharing Project supported by the Office on Violence Against Women.

Elevate|Uplift is built on the foundation of lessons learned from the Sexual Assault Demonstration Initiative, a multi-year national project that helped community-based organizations strengthen services for survivors of sexual violence. Elevate | Uplift deepens and broadens that work by offering survivor-serving organizations the opportunity to explore these lessons learned with us.

Elevate|Uplift acknowledges that the sexual violence field has historically centered some survivors and not others and challenges organizations to expand their vision to the entire of spectrum of survivors of sexual violence.

Elevate|Uplift engages with organizations to change their practices and understanding of healing and offers a variety of learning opportunities to address

Empowering leadership
Knowledge of sexual violence across the lifespan and throughout the healing journey
Organizational identity
Racism and other forms of oppression

 “I believe that one individual who is determined to make a difference in the world, can, with desire, drive, dedication, discipline, passion, and persistence. The world can be altered and billions of people’s lives can be impacted positively in an unimaginable way.” ATGW

Topic(s) To Discuss

  • Your work with Elevate|Uplift 


  1. What first drew you to do this kind of work?
  2. What are some disparities you’ve seen within the native population?
  3. Why do you think this is?
  4. What keeps you passionate?
  5. What services do you offer for those who have suffered sexual violence?
  6. What do you wish more people knew about this work?
  7. What do you provide for organizations to learn more?
  8. What is the value of unity and working together?
  9. How can others support this work in a meaningful way?


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Our Mission

The Fierce Freedom Podcast aims to shine light on all aspects of modern-day slavery by sharing compelling conversations with individuals who are using their passions and talents to fight human trafficking and exploitation. By telling these stories, we hope to both educate listeners through spreading awareness and to inspire individuals to rise up and fight within their sphere of influence. 


Once you have confirmed the date and time that works with our producer, you will receive a calendar invite with a link to a Zoom meeting. If you need to change the date or time we ask you try to let us know 7 days ahead of scheduled recording. 

We typically ask guests to reserve an hour of recording time, please let us know if you need to leave early so we can be sure to adjust accordingly.

The recording will then be edited for clarity and timeliness and will typically air the following Tuesday at 5am CDT. If you’d like to listen to the recording in advance, please let our producer know by the Friday before the air date.

If there are any topics you’d prefer not to speak on please let our producer know, we are also happy to edit anything out in post-production. Recording style is relaxed and conversational. Even though this is a serious topic our goal is to present information in an accessible way to listeners, we like to end on a note of inspiration and hope whenever possible.

That being said, relax, be yourself, and as always thank you so much for sharing your time and talents with us!



"I believe that all jails desperately need your training as the victims of human trafficking frequently pass through the system. If staff is not trained on the warning signs of human trafficking and what the victims my look like, these are missed opportunities to provide help."

Captain Curt Dutton, Chippewa County Sheriff's Office

“Your agency is my greatest resource to share with anyone I talk to.”

Amy O’Donahue, Deputy, Specialized Enforcement, Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Officer Ashland and Bayfield County Sheriff’s Offices

"Human trafficking is a worldwide crisis. Everyone can do something. Stand against this egregious violation and maltreatment of our fellow brothers and sisters on this planet. Join Fierce Freedom and fight human trafficking at home and around the world!"


"Fierce Freedom is at the forefront of anti human trafficking! They are constantly working with the community to train, rescue, and bring awareness! If you're going to support an organization in your area, this is the one to partner with!"