Whether you are a student trying to navigate relationships and the pressures of high school or a victim of sex trafficking trying to pick up the pieces of your life and put them back together, Susan Norris is a great friend to have.

A powerful voice for hope, international speaker Susan Norris helps individuals find freedom from strongholds in their lives.

Up until a few short years ago, she denied that writing would ever be something she would pull out of her bag of tools; however, when she began blogging, her opportunities expanded.

As she opened herself up to relationships outside of her normal sphere, people began crossing her path with stories that were both shocking and heartbreaking as she came face to face with the issue of sex trafficking in America. Susan set out on a quest to learn all she could about the issue to educate herself and eventually share her knowledge with others. In her debut novel, Rescuing Hope, she framed the realities of sex trafficking in our neighborhoods, our cities and our America.

Known to many as Mama Susan, this woman of boldness spent countless hours with survivors, their families, detectives and a former pimp, emerging a voice for victims and a catalyst for action among her peers. One ministry director offered an early review of the book: “Susan made me feel such a deep connection to Hope, I now carry her in my heart. She is the face of the girls I am fighting for.

As the founder and executive director of the nonprofit, Rescuing Hope, Susan raises her voice on behalf of all the “Hopes” across our nation. She lobbies for stronger laws to protect victims, walks alongside survivors who seek assistance from Rescuing Hope as they piece together shattered lives and invites all she speaks with to join her in the fight for freedom.

A member of the Georgia State Human Trafficking Task Force, a CLASS certified speaker and a P.O.S.T. certified instructor on human trafficking, Susan graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Master’s of Education. She taught in public and private schools as well as served with various student organizations in a volunteer capacity.

Susan speaks on a variety of topics which include but aren’t limited to: faith, relationships, purity, identity, parenting, internet safety, and sex trafficking.

Susan is a wife and mother of two adult children. She and her husband live in Atlanta, Georgia.

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

Winston Churchill