Tanya Gould-Street, a survivor of domestic sex trafficking, child pornography, sexual abuse as a minor, and controlling relationships, is the founder of Identifiable Me, a nonprofit whose purpose is to move those who have been victimized by sexual violence towards self-discovery and their life’s purpose.
Years after being forced to drop out of college by her trafficker, she went back to college and earned her B.A.Sc. in Communications in 2015. Now, Tanya serves as a mentor, consultant, advisor, trainer, and speaker on topics relating to her story.
Tanya has been featured in over 20 interviews via television/articles. She has trained/presented trafficking awareness presentations for over 150+ organizations and programs in a six-year time span both nationally and internationally.
She currently serves on the following advisory boards: CSEC of the Children’s Hospital of the Kings and Daughters, Beloved Haven, and Street Ransom. Recently, Tanya accepted an appointment to the U.S. Human Trafficking Advisory Council and is a Policy Champion for the National Survivor Network. She is a consultant to Global Centurion, CHKD, and Virginia Beach Justice Initiative. She is also the Chair Person for the Museum of Fine Arts Commission in the city of Portsmouth.
Tanya loves being a part of her expanding family of 3 adult children, their loves, and 2 grandbabies.
She is inspired by the quotation, “Just because life gave me lemons doesn’t mean I have to make lemonade. I like my lemons just the way they are; I have nothing to be ashamed of…..”