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Healing, Advocacy, and Empowerment


Donna Pollard dares to believe in a world where young girls can be free from abuse and exploitation. A native of Kentucky -- a state burdened with thousands of cases of abuse and a history of child marriage -- she is leading the charge for change. Donna successfully advocated for improved legislation in her home state that put an end to child marriage through parental consent. 

As a survivor herself, Donna realizes the need for healing, support and empowerment for past victims. She has founded Survivors’ Corner, a support group that encourages those ready to share their survival stories. As part of this work, Donna is writing a memoir detailing her personal experience of survival. 

Her journey through the trauma of child marriage and exploitation can also be accessed through interviews and articles in Good Housekeeping, Glamour, NPR, Stateline, Fox News, US News and World Report, PBS, the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting, and the Louisville Courier-Journal, among many other and even international outlets, such as A&E, The Guardian and Daily Mail. She is a frequent panelist, speaker, and trainer, and has given numerous keynote speeches at conferences as well as testimony before legislative committees. 

Donna is a mother of two girls, a business professional, and avid advocate for child welfare. 

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