Hi True & Paweena! 

Matt and I want to thank you for joining us 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

True vue, Hmong Mutual Assistance Association

True vue, Hmong Mutual Assistance Association

Executive Director

True Vue serves as the Executive Director for the Hmong Mutual Assistance Association for both Eau Claire and Dunn Counties. She oversees programming and services that are geared towards helping individuals/families to become self-sufficient. Some of these programs include services for victims of sexual assault, family strengthening, youth services, and affordable housing.

Paweena Yang, Hmong Mutual Assistance Association

Paweena Yang, Hmong Mutual Assistance Association


Paweena Yang serves as the Sexual Assault Advocate for the Ntuj Tshiab (Sexual Assault) Program as part of the Hmong Mutual Assistance Association for both Eau Claire and Dunn Counties. Their sexual assault advocacy program works with victims and survivors of sexual assault in providing supportive counseling, advocacy and/or other services in the greater Chippewa Valley.

Paweena was born in Thailand and immigrated to the United States with her family as Hmong refugees
when she was young. She has lived in Eau Claire since they settled in the U.S. She continued her
education at UWEC and graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work. She is passionate about social justice
and advocacy for the under-represented. On her free time, she enjoys hanging out with friends and
family, watching movies, listening to music and trying new food.

“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 EC Hmong Association


  1.  What do you offer with the Eau Claire Area Hmong Mutual Assistance Association?
  2. What do your roles look like on a day to day basis?
  3. One of your core foundations is culture, what do you think is the importance of reverence for cultural traditions?
  4. How do you uphold this in practice?
  5. How do you feel this work is strengthening this community?
  6. What would you say are some of the vulnerabilities you’ve seen within the Hmong community you serve?
  7. Is there anything you wish the greater community knew about the Hmong Community


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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!"