Kathy Givens

Position: Co-Founder, Twelve 11 Partners
Category: Featured speaker

Kathy is a wife, mother, author, writer, and advocate who has overcome sex trafficking. After many years of silence, Kathy decided to journal what had happened to her to deal with the surreal experience. That journal became a book. That book became a stage play.

Partnering with many organizations, Kathy’s goal is to increase human trafficking awareness, fight for those experiencing trafficking, and mentor those who have overcome it. She now uses her voice and expertise to inspire others to join the fight against such a horrible atrocity.

In 2018, Kathy was invited into The Oval Office to witness a bill she advocated for signed into law. In 2021, Kathy joined the United States Advisory Council on Human Trafficking by presidential appointment. During her time as a Program Director, Kathy developed a trauma-informed restorative care program for adult survivors of trafficking.

She is now Co-Founder of Twelve 11 Partners, an organization committed to supporting individuals who have exited the life of trafficking and are on their journey to thriving. As a Keynote Speaker and leader in the field, Kathy continues to provide training and consulting to various groups committed to the fight against human trafficking, emphasizing cultural inclusion and awareness through the arts.

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