Elizabeth Smart is a powerhouse of a woman who strongly stands in her power and speaks for victims. 

From Victim To Fighter, Elizabeth Smart

Her name was first in the headlines in 2002 when she was kidnapped and held captive for almost a year at age 14. She is now a public speaker, child safety advocate and a special correspondent for True Crime Daily (formerly Crime Watch Daily). She investigates and conducts interviews for sensitive cases she feels strongly about.

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Many of her interviewees had suffered similarly, like kidnap victim Amanda Berry or Larry Nassars' victims, and she helps build them up and shows them they are not alone.

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Elizabeth Smart talks to the press outside of federal court after the sentencing of Elizabeths kidnapper Brian David Mitchell May 25, 2011 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Crime Watch Daily Correspondant, Elizabeth Smart Empowers Women

She has even created the "Smart Defense" a self-defense program designed to empower "women and girls with confidence and self-defense skills to prevent, ward off, and fight back against sexual assault in a safe controlled environment." Smart is a best selling author, an advocate for missing persons and assault victims and a journalist.

She and her husband Matthew Gilmour have three beautiful children, Chloé, James, and Olivia.