Vednita Carter

Survivor of Sex Trafficking, Founder, Breaking Free, Author, and Public Speaker

Vednita Carter

Vednita Carter is renowned for her pioneering work creating programs for sex-trafficked women and girls. She received the Norma Hotaling Award and the Path Breaker Award from Shared Hope International and was named a CNN Hero for her work in ending sexual exploitation of women and girls. Ms. Carter authored Prostitution: Where Racism and Sexism Intersect, published in the Michigan Journal of Gender and Law, co-authored Prostitution, Racism and Feminist Discourse, published by Hastings Women’s Law Journal, and wrote a chapter in Sisterhood Is Forever: The Women’s Anthology for A New Millennium for Journal of Trauma Practice. She has written articles published nationwide and appeared in several documentaries including her own 2014 “A Day in The Life.”

“Until men and women are able to come together and see each other as equals, there will never be a time when women and girls are not sold, abused, and exploited as property.