Media & Press Kit
Jes Rich is magic on the mic! Her stories weave higher truth and profound suffering with contagious laughter. Jes is an author, serial entrepreneur, mother of five humans, traveler, and free spirit. Her story has raised millions of dollars for trafficking survivors, and her programs have impacted thousands of lives.
Jes believes stories have the power to change the world, and our collective stories paint the picture of what it means to be human. She is on a mission to help survivors find their voice and own their power through writing books and rocking the stage!
No topic is off limits. Jes is most commonly asked to share her personal story and she loves to share! If you would prefer another option, we have listed a few below.
+ Self-Rescue: Empowering individuals to save themselves with education and support
+ Stigma: Why survivors don’t talk about sex trafficking
+ Preventing Re-exploitation: Book writing and publishing where the author owns the rights to their story
At the bottom of this page is a list of interviews and media, if you would like examples or references.
Testimonials can be found, HERE.
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TRAFFICKED chronicles the stories of sex-trafficking survivors and advocates, as told to Cheryl Hunter who was kidnapped to traffic as a teen. We are here to end human trafficking.
Please note: listener/viewer discretion is advised. This show contains explicit content related to human trafficking, including conversations about rape, domestic abuse, violence, torture, sexual assault, drugs, alcohol abuse, trauma, and more.
Jes and Reid have an incredible story of survival.
Jes is a sex trafficking and rape survivor who has completely changed her world around and is now a mother, author, coach and all around amazing human.
As a patron you can catch her live interview in which you can see her smile and her radiance in her new found life.
Zo Williams Show - Human Trafficking | Modern Day Slavery | Forced Prostitution.
Join Zo Williams and Geoff Brown along with a PACKED HOUSE of guests such as:
Bobb'e J Thompson
Gary Anthony Williams aka Uncle Ruckus
Lekeisha A. Sumner, Ph.D., ABPP
Actress Vanessa Williams
and Jes Richardson
Jes is an ultimate sur-THRIVER® she was human trafficked and took what she learned about sales, marketing, and running a sex business to now running her own "Life Coaching and Consulting Business"
"Our Trauma has Perks, if we put it in a box we are putting away valuable life skills we learned from it. The sex trade taught me how to run my business"
Jes Richardson is a free-spirit with a fierce rebellious streak and a survivor of just about everything. The author of Everything I Know I Learned From My Pimp, Training, trainer of thousands of healthcare professionals, first responders, students, communities and Special Guest Lecturer at Yale University. Mother of five humans, long time lover and wife, Jes spreads her joy because she's lives with life's eternal flame in her heart.
In part one, Jes shares with us her many experiences - from childhood sexual abuse to gang life. Sex Trafficked to Sex Worker, Entrepreneur to Mother. Wife to Soulmate.
(WNN) London, UK, WESTERN EUROPE: When Ruth Jacobs had a chance to sit and interview Ms. Jes Richardson, a former sex worker, sex-trafficking survivor and sex worker rights activist, what Jacobs came away with was a unique unforgettable inside look at an industry where the definition of ‘exploitation’ needs to be carefully considered and defined, especially by those abolitionists working to stop human trafficking worldwide.
The Oregonian Jessica Richardson pauses as she tells the story of when she was lured into the West Coast sex trade as a teenager. Richardson, 31, of Gresham, was 17 when she was trafficked from Oregon to California and Canada in 1996 and 1997. She now shares her story in an effort to raise awareness about human trafficking in the U.S.
The subject of sexual trafficking is on the news almost every day. I was horrified to learn that Ohio is the #1 gateway city to sexual trafficking in the United States, and is the center of the sexual trade of children. Toledo, Ohio, less than two hours from my tranquil little town, is the third largest city in the United States as regards sexual trafficking and slavery. Over 1,000 US born children are forced into sexual prostitution in this country annually.
The hype and hoopla of the Super Bowl is never just about the game, but includes the half-time show and of course, the commercials. One media campaign looking to draw attention this year is called "It's Not My Fault" and it is aimed at women and girls and boys who have been, or are being, trafficked for sex. Host Michel Martin speaks with Jessica Richardson, who was trafficked as a teenager and now works to reach other victims, and Maria Trujillo, executive director of the Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition. PLEASE BE ADVISED: This conversation has sensitive, graphic language that may not be appropriate for some listeners.
Jes Richardson shares her personal journey with a group of college students. This presentation is more 'raw' than others due to the audience but it will leave you laughing and crying.