Erin Merryn is a nationally recognized speaker, advocate, and published author. Her first book “Stolen Innocence” was published before she graduated high school. She is a survivor of child sexual abuse and is the force behind Erin’s Law, a law that requires personal body safety taught in public schools. Erin published Stolen Innocence in 2004, Living for Today in 2009 and An Unimaginable Act in 2013, all memoirs.
People Magazine named her one of fifteen people changing the world in 2014 along with Oprah and Hillary Clinton. She was named Glamour Magazine woman of the year in 2012. She has appeared on Oprah, CNN, Today Show, and Good Morning America, among others.
Erin graduated with her MSW in 2009 and lives in the suburbs of Chicago with her husband and two young girls.