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The Motherhood Village Podcast

Feb 5, 2021

Shavontana “Starr” Davis, Esquire, is a woman dedicated to positively impacting her community through mentorship and motivation, serving as both a resource and beacon of hope for youth. A native of Louisville, KY Starr came from a tumultuous upbringing that has made her a resilient woman who is passionate about the care and treatment of youth within the justice system and beyond. After overcoming childhood sexual abuse & having represented adult & minor victims in the criminal & juvenile systems she created The Starr Institute. 

Founded in 2017, The Starr Institute is committed to educate, engage & empower youth & the community about child sexual abuse & exploitation. The organization offers in-person & virtual workshops & conferences to youth ages 12-17. Some workshops include Sex Trafficking Awareness & Safety, Internet Safety, You SHINE Self Esteem, and Goal Setting. 

Not believing she was capable of being in a healthy, loving relationship Starr met her husband in college and they now have 2 beautiful children! On this episode, we discuss myths about sex trafficking, how to be a trusted adult, ways in which traffickers target & recruit youth, how we can contribute to the anti-trafficking movement and so much more! 

You can learn more about the organization & donate at . You can also follow her on IG @TheStarrInstitute