My daughter went with me and helped so much with the drive down and with the power point presentation, she also helped with her knowledge of the area. We stopped at a local Virginia winery and had wine tastings and enjoyed the gorgeous view and fall leaves, so relaxing.
I spoke for around an hour and shared my story of being trafficked in New York and also what I am doing now, working with legislators and Seraphim Global to decriminalize human traffickers survivors and make sure that Virginia has legislation that allows survivors the ability to vacate criminal records.
Maigen, the student who contacted me through this website was a wonderful organizer, she really put together the whole event, I enjoyed meeting her mother and her friend, fellow student and event organizer Kat. We all got to know each other better a little over dinner before the event at the university.
I can only hope that each of my upcoming speaking events are as welcoming and successfull as this one was.