"Instead of hiding in the shadows, she danced into the light."

     Mary David is a storyteller with a heart for women, girls, and survivors of trauma. As an attorney, performance artist, and media commentator, Mary is committed to a holistic approach to ending slavery and exploitation. Through spoken word, theater, and dance, Mary brings to life voices of the oppressed, ashamed, struggling, and triumphant. Publishing her first poem at the age of 11, Mary has performed spoken word and theater from Washington, D.C. to Amsterdam. As a legal advocate, Mary helped to draft some of Maryland's first laws against human trafficking and is a former United Nations Advisor on Women and Children's Issues. In 2013, Mary was named one of the Top 99 Foreign Policy Leaders in the World Under the Age of 33 by the Diplomatic Courier. A former television host for the CW Network, Mary frequently appears as a commentator  on issues related to human trafficking, domestic violence, sexual abuse/assault, and child exploitation. She also blogs on these issues for the Huffington Post. Her media engagements include the National Press Club, CBS, Fox, Georgetown University, and International Justice Mission. In addition to providing training and support for survivors of sexual assault, abuse, and human trafficking on how to share their experiences with the media, Mary also instructs media outlets and journalists on how to interview survivors of trauma. 


   "Because inside every woman and girl is a queen who deserves to rise."    - Mary David

"Because inside every woman and girl is a queen who deserves to rise." - Mary David


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