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Brooke Axtell            

Director of Strategic Partnerships for The SAFE Alliance, Communications Strategist, Human Rights Advocate & Storyteller for Social Change

Brooke Axtell is a passionate communications strategist specializing in writing, media, public speaking, strategic partnerships, and storytelling for social impact. She helps non-profits, authors, and entrepreneurs transform their ideas into powerful content to expand their ideal audience and create social change.

Axtell currently serves as the Director of Strategic Partnerships for The SAFE Alliance, an inspiring non-profit in Austin, Texas devoted to supporting survivors of child abuse, sex trafficking, domestic violence, and sexual assault. They provide services for over 6,000 survivors every year and house approximately 1,000 people per day with emergency and long-term housing.

Axtell's speeches, media appearances, and journalism have reached over 25 million people. She's given keynote speeches and presentations on human rights issues and storytelling for social change at the 2015 Grammy Awards, The United Nations, Google, Stanford University, SXSW, Original Thinkers Festival, San Miguel Writers Conference, Writing for Change, University of Arizona, and the U.S. Institute for Peace. She also serves as an advisor for Freedom United, the world's largest platform to end human trafficking.

Her articles have appeared in Forbes, Psychology Today, NBC News THINK,, and SPIN Magazine. In 2019, Seal Press published her memoir, "Beautiful Justice." Axtell's work as a poet, author, speaker, and human rights advocate has been featured in many media outlets, including The LA Times, Rolling Stone, Time Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, The Steve Harvey Show, Access Hollywood, and CNN.

Speech Topics

  • Domestic Violence
  • Sexual Assault
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Child Abuse


Grammy Awards 2015: What to Know About Brooke Axtell, Domestic ...
PHOTO: Brooke Axtell speaks at the 57th annual Grammy Awards, Feb. 8, ... Next , Brooke Axtell, a survivor of domestic abuse, took the stage and told her story.

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