Kendall Alaimo is a lot of things. She is an international speaker and activist, a clinical educator, a professionally-trained artist, and a survivor.
A survivor of child sex trafficking and re-exploitation, Kendall creates positive social impact through her art and speaking. She works globally to educate and support those impacted by trauma while advocating for ethical care for complex trauma survivors.
In 2021, Kendall was invited to address the United Nations General Assembly on the Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons, and her art was showcased in that high-level event.
In January 2021, Kendall was appointed to the International Survivors of Trafficking Advisory Council (ISTAC) by the Office of Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, a branch of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the world's largest security-oriented intergovernmental organization. ISTAC is composed of 21 survivor leader members from 14 countries working to combat trafficking in human beings.
Kendall is also the recipient of the SOLVE 2021 Enabler Award from the International Security and Conflict Analysis Network for her work supporting youth and building peace. Additionally, her advocacy work has been honored by The National Center on Sexual Exploitation. She is the 2022 National Organization for Victims Assistance (NOVA) honorary Awardee.
Kendall has a collaborative partnership with Difference Makers LLC - a team of expert speakers from around the United States addressing sexual and domestic violence in military and civilian communities globally. In this context, Kendall has trained the US military, the US Coast Guard and international security personnel on complex PTSD, human trafficking, child abuse prevention and resiliency.
In that spirit, she founded the University Alliance on Human Trafficking and is planning a major new art initiative focused on human trafficking.