Mrs. Kim Dadou Brown is a domestic violence survivor who served 17 years in prison for defending herself from her abuser. During the fourteen years she’s been home, Kim has spoken publicly to a wide variety of audiences about the intersection of trauma and women’s incarceration at conferences, panels, forums and symposiums. Most recently Kim was a featured Survivor in the Brooklyn Film Festival award winning documentary, AND SO I STAYED. Kim has also conducted numerous interviews about her experiences and ideas for change and has lobbied and testified in Albany for legislative changes for survivors in the criminal justice system. Kim has been a leading voice in the passage of the Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act. Kim’s story and advocacy efforts have been featured in prominent media including ABC Nightline (12/22), The New York Times Arts section (6/14/21), the Legislative Gazette, Huffington Post, “Women In Prison are still waiting for their Me Too moment.”, Albany Times Union, North Country Public Radio, Gannett, New York Law Journal and the NYSCADV Annual Conference 2019. LawLine DVSJA / Jan. 2020.
Kim’s story was also featured on New York 1 and New York NOW and she appeared as a guest expert on the Melissa Harris-Perry show. Mrs. Dadou Brown was a leading member of the Coalition for Women Prisoners’ Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act ten year long Campaign. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Mercy College.