Anna Layton


Anna Layton is a graduate student earning a dual-degree in Social Work and Public Health from the University of Alabama and the University of Alabama at Birmingham, respectively, with a concentration in Maternal and Child Health. Anna is also earning her master’s Certificate in Global Health, whereupon she hopes to work with vulnerable populations in low-resource areas both domestically and internationally. Anna is passionate about promoting health and well-being through policy development and direct service work, and believes all people should be treated equally with dignity and respect. Her endeavor is to engender meaningful change in the lives of underserved populations through health and educational interventions and would like to one day work in underdeveloped settings alongside her husband of 4 years who is finishing his bio-systems engineering degree.

Articles by Anna Layton

Sexting & Pornography: The New Social Media Norm for Adolescents?

Adolescents everywhere are being affected by sexting and pornography, and at increasingly younger ages. Two middle schools in Virginia have seen this firsthand as multiple lude images of students, including one with a topless livestream were uncovered by the police. The sharing of sexually explicit photos, videos, or messages – or sexting – is not…

2021 Dirty Dozen List: Snapchat – Watch List

Sex Trafficking Survivor Melanie Thompson Explains Importance of FOSTA-SESTA

Melanie Thompson is a sex trafficking survivor and anti-sex trafficking advocate who, in a recently released video, describes her experiences first-hand. Having been sexually exploited in everything from street prostitution, underground strip clubs, and auctioned off on online prostitution platforms such as, Melanie explains the extreme danger and violence presented by all forms of…

Melanie Thompson explains the importance of FOSTA-SESTA

Issue: Sex Trafficking