The most notable articles featuring Rebecca's work.


Teen Vogue 21 under 21

Oakland, California native Rebecca Dharmapalan had never heard the word “pimp” outside of MTV, until she found out one of her classmates was being “pimped out” by her older boyfriend. “I’d never heard it used on actual girls in America,” says Dharmapalan in her TedxTeen.

Affinity Magazine

At only 19, Rebecca has become a visionary activist combatting human trafficking in the United States, when she isnt doing a TED Talk or a documentary on human trafficking, she's stressing over exams at the University of California Berkeley


Rebecca Dharmapalan's parents always called her a rebel without a cause. Growing up in Oakland, California — the birthplace of the Black Panther Movement, parts of the Free Speech and Disability Rights Movements, and more recent movements like Occupy Oakland — she was constantly surrounded by an activist culture.