Vednita Carter is an author, sought-after speaker and trainer, an award-winning pioneer in the abolitionist movement. She has extensive experience in developing and planning programs for sex trafficked women and girls, and was recently awarded the Norma Hotaling Award for her life-long service to victims of sex trafficking. Ms. Carter is the author of Prostitution: Where Racism and Sexism Intersect, published in the Michigan Journal of Gender and Law; she co-authored Prostitution Racism and Feminist Discourse, published by the Hastings Women’s Law Journal and her most recent writing includes a chapter in the Journal of Trauma Practice published by the Haworth Maltreatment & Trauma Press, Sisterhood Is Forever: The Women’s Anthology for A New Millennium. She has written numerous articles on African American women and prostitution published nationwide in feminist newspapers and newsletters. She has premiered in several documentaries including her own “A Day in The Life” to be released in 2013. She has dedicated her life to advocating for, rescuing and restoring victims of prostitution.