Marti MacGibbon delivered a high-energy, inspiring and often humorous keynote speech at the Community Alliance of the Far Eastside (CAFE) Thanks & Giving Luncheon on Nov. 20th in Indianapolis. Marti is an expert on overcoming adversity, humor, trauma resolution and addiction. She is a survivor of human trafficking, PTSD, domestic violence, homelessness, and hard-core drug addiction who turned her life around using simple, effective strategies and a daily program of renewal. Today, Marti is a nationally known speaker, nationally award-winning author, certified mental health professional, and human rights advocate.
Marti MacGibbon, human trafficking survivor, advocate and activist, spoke to California legislators at the State Capitol in Sacramento on Lobby Day. Ms. MacGibbon was invited to speak in support of two new bills, SB 1165, aimed at preventing child sex trafficking, and SB 1388, aimed at reducing demand by making sex buyers accountable. Many thanks to survivor leader Autumn Burris, founder and director of Survivors for Solutions, who organized the group of 9 survivors who attended Lobby Day and advocated for these bills. Ms. Burris also testified before the legislature.
California has the highest rate of child sex trafficking in the U.S.