America Loves Kids

Speaker Bio

Bridie Farrell is the Founder, President and CEO of America Loves Kids. She is an advocate on behalf of survivors of childhood sexual abuse and exploitation. She is a frequent commentator in the media and a distinguished speaker about issues related to child abuse.

Bridie was a nationally ranked speed skater. Beginning at age 15, she was sexually abused by speed skating teammate and Olympic silver medalist, then 33. Bridie publicly disclosed the abuse in 2013 and became a devoted advocate for all survivors.

Bridie’s work for survivors of child sexual abuse spans across the country, and led her to create America Loves Kids. She was instrumental in passing the Child Victims Act in New York and Arizona.

Bridie holds a BS from Cornell University. She resides in upstate New York with her partner, Andrew and their dog, Lexington.