Ep. 8 : When Women Fight for Families


"The crime belongs to the john. The crime belongs to the pimp. The crime does not belong to a child."

Episode 8 – When Women Fight for Families

In this episode, we sit down for a chat with a woman who is on the front lines of fighting for families in Wisconsin, State Rep. Robyn Vining. As a mom, small business owner, co-founder of an anti-trafficking nonprofit, and now as a legislator, she is living proof of what can happen when women get curious, bold and brave enough to move moves for change.

We talk about modeling citizenship for our kids, the advice she would give to other moms who are considering public service, as well some of the battles she is fighting in the anti-trafficking world now on the lawmaking stage.

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month and, combined with Episode 7, we hope this conversation with Rep. Vining helps us understand that all of us can be part of the action steps to combat the spread of trafficking.

We chat with Rep. Robyn Vining about how Awareness, Advocacy and Aftercare are only the beginning when it comes to stopping human trafficking.  

Episode #8 - About Our Guest



Raised by a dedicated public school teacher and a world-class financial consultant, Representative Robyn Vining was raised to value a compassionate and pragmatic approach to life. Rep. Vining is a former pastor turned entrepreneur who has spent the past nine years building her own small business for photography in Milwaukee.

Rep. Vining is a founding board member of Exploit No More, which works to end child sex trafficking. She is also a founding member of Help Portrait Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Portrait Project, initiatives that serve some of the city’s most vulnerable citizens.

Rep. Vining is currently serving as a representative for the 14th district in the Wisconsin State Assembly.

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Owner and co-founder of Milwaukee Mom, Sarah is a full-time working mom of three rough-and-tumble boys who like their jeans ripped and their hands dirty. She has lived in Wisconsin her whole life, attending UW-Madison and finally landing in the Milwaukee area in 2012. Sarah is a former English teacher and is currently enjoying a season of strong coffee and being a small business owner! She loves a good book, a flavorful craft beer and watching her Badgers and Packers get a W. Sarah is mama to three sons.


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