Emilee Pugh Bell


Emilee Pugh Bell is a Communications & Development intern at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. She will be graduating from Brigham Young University (BYU) in December with her degree in English language and minors in nonprofit management and editing. Before coming to NCOSE, Emilee worked with students to develop their social innovation skills as a Ballard Center internship director. She also interned with the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation developing the Empowerment+ program. Emilee speaks out about sexual exploitation because of the pain it has caused many of her friends and family members. After graduation, she will continue to be involved in organizations that empower the weak and powerless. Emilee enjoys being in the outdoors, reading, knitting, and spending time with her husband, family, and church community.

Articles by Emilee Pugh Bell

Disturbing School Incident Suggests Influence of Pornography

WARNING: This article contains links to sexually graphic material. Reader discretion is advised. Angela Helm, writing for The Root, recently reported an incident of simulated sexual assault by white boys against black boys at a Henrico County, Virginia, middle school. Black members of the Short Pump middle school football team were pinned down by white […]

Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation

Healing a Culture Wounded by Porn Use

Katherine Blakeman, Director of Communications, recently addressed how to “heal a culture so wounded by porn and abuse” on the Drew Mariani radio show on Relevant Radio. This invitation came in response to the recent events surrounding the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the #MeToo grassroots campaign. Blakeman points out the harms of pornography, citing research […]

child sexual abuse story

Issue: Pornography Harms