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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Brenda Myers-Powell  

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Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: Chicago

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Illinois Connection

Myers-Powell is a Chicago native.

Biographical and Professional Information

Brenda Myers-Powell has been advocating for victims of sex trafficking since 1997. She is the co-founder and executive director of the Dreamcatcher Foundation, and has sat on the board of numerous organizations. In 2020, she was selected to serve on the U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking. Brendas work with Dreamcatcher and victims was the focus of the Sundance Awardwinning documentary Dreamcatcher.

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability: No.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Leaving Breezy Street: A Memoir
ISBN: 0374151695. OCLC Number: 1182021249

Holt. .

Leaving Breezy Street is the account of a woman who had to make the best out of tough situations and limited options. A testimony on how the cycle of abuse can be perpetuated-but also broken. Proof of the transformation power of love between biological and chosen family. This is the raw truth of what American life can be like for so many people--