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Elizabeth Smart Shares Story To Empower Women

Elizabeth Smart was abducted as a young girl, held captive for nine months and raped repeatedly. She managed to survive the ordeal and while some women would choose to forget about it, Smart has chosen to share her story in hopes of empowering other women. Smart said that being positive wasn’t easy at first and that her mother helped motivate …

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Elizabeth Smart Empowers Women With Stories of Surviving Rape, Abduction

Elizabeth Smart will forever be remembered as the little Mormon girl from Utah, who was abducted in the middle of the night, held captive, and raped repeatedly for nine months. Word of her being found alive spread like wildfire across TV screens in the U.S. and abroad. Most people felt she would never be seen again. These days she is …

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Elizabeth Smart Uses Stories of Her Kidnapping Ordeal to Inspire and Empower Others

Elizabeth Smart is taking a very painful and frightening episode from her past to inspire and empower others. Smart’s kidnapping as a child is not holding the 26-year-old back. In fact, she is taking her stories of survival on the road in conjunction with the release of her book, Elizabeth Smart; My Story. At a luncheon Thursday at the YWCA’s …

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Elizabeth Smart Delivers Inspiring Message At YWCA

Elizabeth Smart, who survived one of the most highly publicized child kidnapping cases in history, spoke Thursday at the YWCA’s Empowering Women Luncheon, a major fundraiser for the YWCA that helps support programs and services for women and girls who are dealing with personal crises, such as homelessness and teen pregnancy. The event took place at the Joseph A. Floreano …

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Elizabeth Smart-Gilmour Uses Her Kidnapping Experience For Good Addressing Human Trafficking

Elizabeth Smart-Gilmour is turning ashes into roses. On Monday, Smart-Gilmour shared the experiences of her nine-month kidnapping ordeal at a round table discussion tackling the growing problem of violence and human trafficking in the Dakotas. As reported by Valley News Live, Dakota’s U.S. Attorneys joined forces with medical professionals, social workers and advocate group representatives at a three-day event in …

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Elizabeth Smart Talks California Woman’s Kidnapping

Elizabeth Smart is speaking out about the kidnapped California woman who came forward to authorities on Monday, saying she had been kidnapped and held for the past ten years. While many people question why the as-yet unidentified woman never tried escaping her captor, Smart says there is no way to know the kind of mental stronghold the kidnapper likely had …

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Elizabeth Smart Thrilled Kidnapping Victim Escaped

Elizabeth Smart has spoken out regarding the discovery of a kidnapped California woman who disappeared 10 years ago, saying “I’m praying for her. I’m hoping the very best for her and just very, very happy to hear some good news.” The kidnapping victim, currently unidentified, recently contacted police when she discovered her sister on Facebook. In addition to the psychological …

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Elizabeth Smart Book: Many Missed Rescues

There are many things people can expect from Elizabeth Smart’s new book “My Story”. Of course there will be details about the psychopath, Brian David Mitchell and his wife, Wanda Barzee. According to AP, there will be plenty of accounts as to what happened during what she describes as her “9 months of hell”. But, perhaps the most surprising, are …

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Elizabeth Smart Opens up During Interview

Elizabeth Smart went to sleep in the comfort of her home on June 5, 2002. She never dreamed that when she woke up, she would be in a living hell. Smart was abducted from her bedroom, that night, by Brian David Mitchell and his wife Wanda Barzee. She was held captive for nine months at only 14-years-old. Mitchel and Barzee …

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Elizabeth Smart Gets Married, Twitter Reaction, Photos

Elizabeth Smart, kidnapping and rape victim, was married to Matthew Gilmour today after pushing the ceremony forward. According to MSNBC, the marriage took place at Hawaii in the Laie Hawaii Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The marriage was originally planned to take place this summer, but was moved to today to avoid any distractions by …

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Elizabeth Smart Engaged: Twitter Doesn’t Care.

Remember Elizabeth Smart? She’s getting married. When news like this breaks, you can expect it to be all over Twitter. The country is clamoring for news about the engagement, as is evidenced by Google Trends. And while Twitter may often break news, and provide up to the second commentary, sometimes the conversation is just boring. This is one of those …

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