Sydney Vincent is a public speaker, survivior, and advocate who works with non-profit organizations, public schools, and professional law enforcement to spread awareness about the various forms of child sex trafficking in the United States, as well as to share her own experience as a survivor in order to help human service professionals fully understand the importance of survivor restoration versus systematic revictimization. Sydney has been speaking publically about her own experiences as a survivor of familial child sex trafficking since she was a 15-year old sophomore at Glen Burnie High School, which was about three years after her own trauma. Her passion for public speaking was sparked after seeing amazing survivor speaker Shamere Mackenzie speak at a gala for Shared Hope International in 2014. It was then that she decided to take a public speaking class at her high school and went on to win several awards for her speeches regarding child sex trafficking and abolishing rape culture. Since high school, she has gone on to speak at many events along the east coast on behalf of renowned anti-trafficking organizations such as Araminta Freedom Initiative and Not Here, Incorporated. Sydney is now 21 years old. She is married to a wonderful man and has a beautiful baby girl. She has most recently been assisting the University of Maryland’s School of Social Work with training professionals in all fields about the many ways to recognize and assist victims of human trafficking. Her educational and professional goal is to obtain degrees in both recreational therapy and business in order to someday open her own recreational therapy center for survivors of trauma.