Anne K. Ream

Anne K. Ream is a Chicago-based activist and writer and the founder of The Voices and Faces Project, an award-winning global storytelling initiative. Her critically praised book, Lived Through This –  a memoir of her multi-year, multi-country journey spent listening to the stories of survivors of gender-based violence – has now been adapted for the theatre under the direction of Ann Filmer. Anne is a founding board member of Art Works for Change and a the founding Co-Chair of World Without Exploitation, the national coalition to end human trafficking. Her awards for work on behalf of woman and girls include End Violence Against Women International’s Visionary Award, Soroptimist International’s “Women Making a Difference” Award, and the National Sexual Violence Resource Council’s Visionary Voice Award, which was presented to Anne at a 2012 Clinton Presidential Center ceremony. Anne’s writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The New Republic, the Washington Post, and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, among other outlets. A passionate fan of all things rock ’n roll, she is a contributor to The Cambridge Companion to Bob Dylan, the co-creator of A Rock Shock to the Status Quo – a concert to benefit gender-based violence survivors – and a regular contributor to New City Chicago, where Anne writes about the intersection between music, gender, and social justice.

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