First Lady & Friends

Advocating for survivors of sexual exploitation with Elizabeth Smart

Utah’s First Lady, Abby Cox, is joined by Elizabeth Smart(Advocate & Founder of the Elizabeth Smart Foundation) to talk about Elizabeth’s foundation, her work in prevention, recovery, and advocacy for the end of victimization of sexual assault and abuse, and joining the Malouf Foundation to make a bigger impact in the world of prevention and advocacy.

Elizabeth also opens up about how the support she received throughout the years following her abduction has helped her grow as a person, how we can support others who have experienced similar life-altering trauma, and her work with legislation to prevent such disasters from happening again.

We also talk about the importance of educating ourselves about potential red flags that could lead to dangerous situations, how we can use that information to educate and protect our children from such situations, and why having a strong relationship with our children is important in order to have tough conversations that can help protect them in the future.

To learn more about Elizabeth and the work her foundation is doing in the world of advocacy, you can visit their website here:

You can also learn more about the Malouf Foundation here:

Elizabeth’s podcast can also be found at:

Published: Thursday June 23, 2022
Runtime: 00:47:29