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Meet Margeaux Gray

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Guest Speaker

Soroptimist International Simi Valley's

2021 Human Trafficking Awareness Event

Advocate, Artist, Consultant, Speaker, Survivor, Trauma-Informed Care champion, Improving victim services.

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About Margeaux Gray

Margeaux Gray is an advocate and speaker. Margeaux is President of Mentari Human Trafficking Survivor Empowerment Program Inc. and serves on the Advisory Board for Bakhita Empowerment Initiative Catholic Charities of Louisville. She is a survivor of child abuse and sex trafficking who has transgressed her experience to become a fierce beacon of light.

 

Margeaux supports the empowerment of other survivors of gender-based violence and human trafficking. Since 2014, Margeaux has had the privilege to speak at over 26 engagements across the United States; including at Wake Forest Law in Winston-Salem,  as well as providing testimony at the U.S. Capitol. Margeaux was chosen by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) to participate in the 2016 Survivor of Human Trafficking Forum and Listening Session at the U.S. Department of State where she provided recommendations on improving victim services. Also, in 2016 Margeaux was a part of the Office of Trafficking in Persons (OTIP)  SOAR to Health and Wellness technical working group which was instrumental in creating training to equip professionals with skills to identify, treat, and respond appropriately to human trafficking.

 

Margeaux has written about human trafficking for CNN.com Freedom Project, The Courier Journal, and The Lexington Herald Leader. For her advocacy endeavors, Margeaux was honored in 2016 by The Muhammad Ali Center as a Daughters of Greatness. Additionally, Margeaux is a partially blind artist working in mixed media. Her art has been commissioned by non-profit organizations and has been featured in the AMA Journal of Ethics.