Autumn Burris is a public speaker, trainer, and policy analyst. As Founder and Director of Survivors for Solutions and a survivor of sexual exploitation, she is a leader in the movement to end all forms of sexual exploitation and is committed to generating positive social recognition and support for survivors.
“Prostitution occurs at the nexus of racial, economic, and gender-based violence and oppression. It constitutes a violation of the most fundamental human rights, and embodies harms unimaginable. For the vast majority of those exploited, it is not chosen, and stems from a toxic combination of vulnerabilities. In practice, prostitution and trafficking are inextricable. There can be no end to trafficking and sexual exploitation without strong abolitionist politics and a firm commitment to dismantling systems of prostitution.”