Erin Merryn in a black dress, smiling.

Erin Merryn

A Voice for the Voiceless:

Author, Activist, Speaker, wife, mother,
and force behind Erin’s Law.

Meet Erin Merryn

Erin Merryn is a keynote speaker, author, activist and the driving force behind Erin’s Law.

After suffering years of sexual abuse for six years of her childhood, Erin broke her silence when she was 13 at a Children’s Advocacy Center: The place Erin reclaimed her voice and began her journey to healing. Erin has spoken at over 250 CAC events.

She earned a masters degree in Social Work and has authored five books, including:


In 2008 she began writing legislators to require personal body safety be taught to kids in school. This decision has brought her on a crusade across America to pass what is known as Erin’s Law.

Erin’s Law is the first US child sexual abuse prevention education law requiring children be educated in schools.

Erin has been traveling state to state testifying to lawmakers to pass Erin’s law for 7 years. It is currently passed in 35 states as of June 2018. In December 2015 President Obama signed the federal version of Erin’s Law providing federal funding for schools to use. Release of those funds is still pending.

Merryn’s media appearances have included CNN in 2018, the TLC Breaking the Silence Documentary, the TODAY show, Nancy Grace, ABC Nightline, Inside Edition, the Oprah Winfrey Show, and countless other television spotlights.

Erin has also shared her story in print, speaking with People Magazine, Glamour Magazine, Time Magazine, Cosmo Girl Magazine, The London Times, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, Daily Herald, among others.

Key Audience Takeaways

Erin Merryn’s keynote speech can range from a variety of topics:

  • A Resilient Life: One woman’s journey on overcoming child sexual abuse, a learning disability, and epilepsy.
  • A Voice for the Voiceless: From the words out of her diary of the secrets she kept, breaking her silence, healing, forgiving, and Erin’s Law.
  • The Long Walk: This is Erin’s talk on her Christian faith and how it helped her through the most difficult times of her life, brought her to forgive her abusers, and was the reason she quit her job and pursued Erin’s Law when God put this mission on Erin’s heart to accomplish.

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