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Michelle Knight

Cleveland Kidnapping Victim, Survivor & Author of "Finding Me: A Decade of Darkness, A Life Reclaimed: A Memoir of the Cleveland Kidnappings"

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 Michelle Knight Biography

As one of the women who escaped from the Cleveland home of Ariel Castro after 11 years of captivity, torture and abuse, Michelle Knight has risen out of darkness and trauma to captivate audiences around the world with her incredible story of heroism, survival and healing. Speaking honestly about her experiences, she imparts valuable lessons for other survivors, sharing invaluable takeaways for those who work with victims of trauma and abuse.

Choosing a new name for her new life, Knight, who is also known as Lily Rose Lee, is an international and New York Times best-selling author. Her first memoir of the Cleveland kidnappings, "Finding Me: A Decade of Darkness, a Life Reclaimed", tells the riveting details of what happened inside Ariel Castro’s home and also shares her tumultuous childhood. Her new book about life after her escape, "Life After Darkness: Finding Healing and Happiness After the Cleveland Kidnappings" came out on the heels of the five year anniversary of reclaiming her life. It shares her inspiring journey to finding true friendship, healing, happiness and a life’s purpose advocating for victims of trauma and abuse. Knight and her story have been featured on Dr. Phil, The Today Show, Anderson Cooper 360, CNN, USA Today, Newsweek and People, among others.

A captivating speaker who shines in a moderated conversation format, Knight has appeared before audiences ranging from survivors and community groups to professional organizations in mental health, trauma survivorship, social services, and law enforcement. Committed to being a strong voice for victims, her unforgettable story and inspiring message continue to touch lives and make a positive impact around the world.

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Life After Darkness: Finding Healing and Happiness After the Cleveland Kidnappings

Life After Darkness: Finding Healing and Happiness After the Cleveland Kidnappings

Finding Me: A Decade of Darkness, a Life Reclaimed: A Memoir of the Cleveland Kidnappings

Finding Me: A Decade of Darkness, a Life Reclaimed: A Memoir of the Cleveland Kidnappings

Speaking Topics
  • Life After Darkness: Finding Healing and Happiness After the Cleveland Kidnappings

    Famed talk show host Dr. Phil McGraw recently said, “In the 12 years of doing the ‘Dr. Phil’ show, no one has changed me like Michelle Knight and her story of survival.” Michelle Knight (now known as Lily Rose Lee) captured the world’s attention when she and two other women were discovered and freed after being held for more than a decade by notorious Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro. For years after being rescued, she faced questions: What happened after her escape? How do you get past trauma to live a happy and joyful life and trust again? Drawing from her inspirational book about healing and resistance, Life After Darkness, Knight shares her journey out of unspeakable trauma to a life focused on helping other victims find hope, healing and happiness.

  • Voice of the Victim: Helping Those Who Have Experienced Trauma

    Even before her kidnapping by Ariel Castro, Michele Knight (Lily Rose Lee) had been a victim of domestic violence and sexual abuse seeking help. In this powerful presentation (also highly effective as a moderated conversation), Knight recounts her own personal story, providing invaluable insights and perspective for law enforcement, mental health, social services, education and other professionals. Framing experiences through the perspective of the victim, Knight provides memorable, actionable advice on showing empathy, gaining trust and fostering positive communication with those who are victims or survivors of trauma or abuse.

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    Booking fees for Michelle Knight, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Michelle Knight, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Michelle Knight?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Michelle Knight for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Michelle Knight for your next private or corporate function.
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Michelle Knight

Cleveland Kidnapping Victim, Survivor & Author of "Finding Me: A Decade of Darkness, A Life Reclaimed: A Memoir of the Cleveland Kidnappings"

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Michelle Knight Biography

As one of the women who escaped from the Cleveland home of Ariel Castro after 11 years of captivity, torture and abuse, Michelle Knight has risen out of darkness and trauma to captivate audiences around the world with her incredible story of heroism, survival and healing. Speaking honestly about her experiences, she imparts valuable lessons for other survivors, sharing invaluable takeaways for those who work with victims of trauma and abuse.

Choosing a new name for her new life, Knight, who is also known as Lily Rose Lee, is an international and New York Times best-selling author. Her first memoir of the Cleveland kidnappings, "Finding Me: A Decade of Darkness, a Life Reclaimed", tells the riveting details of what happened inside Ariel Castro’s home and also shares her tumultuous childhood. Her new book about life after her escape, "Life After Darkness: Finding Healing and Happiness After the Cleveland Kidnappings" came out on the heels of the five year anniversary of reclaiming her life. It shares her inspiring journey to finding true friendship, healing, happiness and a life’s purpose advocating for victims of trauma and abuse. Knight and her story have been featured on Dr. Phil, The Today Show, Anderson Cooper 360, CNN, USA Today, Newsweek and People, among others.

A captivating speaker who shines in a moderated conversation format, Knight has appeared before audiences ranging from survivors and community groups to professional organizations in mental health, trauma survivorship, social services, and law enforcement. Committed to being a strong voice for victims, her unforgettable story and inspiring message continue to touch lives and make a positive impact around the world.

Michelle Knight Videos

  • Michelle Knight Escaped After Being Kidnapped and Imprisoned for 11...
    Michelle Knight spent 11 years imprisoned and chained to a pole in the basement of Ariel Castro's house, along with two other women, who were raped...
  • Michelle Knight Talks About New Life, Marriage | Megyn Kelly TODAY
    Almost five years after her escape from the Cleveland home of Ariel Castro, who held her and two others captive for over a decade, Michelle Knight...
  • Michelle Knight Reveals Details About Secret Wedding And How She Fo…
    Cleveland kidnapping survivor Michelle Knight shares how she found love after life in captivity and how her life is today. And, she reveals, "I'm...

Michelle Knight Books

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Michelle Knight Speaking Topics

  • Life After Darkness: Finding Healing and Happiness After the Cleveland Kidnappings

    Famed talk show host Dr. Phil McGraw recently said, “In the 12 years of doing the ‘Dr. Phil’ show, no one has changed me like Michelle Knight and her story of survival.” Michelle Knight (now known as Lily Rose Lee) captured the world’s attention when she and two other women were discovered and freed after being held for more than a decade by notorious Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro. For years after being rescued, she faced questions: What happened after her escape? How do you get past trauma to live a happy and joyful life and trust again? Drawing from her inspirational book about healing and resistance, Life After Darkness, Knight shares her journey out of unspeakable trauma to a life focused on helping other victims find hope, healing and happiness.

  • Voice of the Victim: Helping Those Who Have Experienced Trauma

    Even before her kidnapping by Ariel Castro, Michele Knight (Lily Rose Lee) had been a victim of domestic violence and sexual abuse seeking help. In this powerful presentation (also highly effective as a moderated conversation), Knight recounts her own personal story, providing invaluable insights and perspective for law enforcement, mental health, social services, education and other professionals. Framing experiences through the perspective of the victim, Knight provides memorable, actionable advice on showing empathy, gaining trust and fostering positive communication with those who are victims or survivors of trauma or abuse.

FAQs on booking Michelle Knight

  • How to book Michelle Knight?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Michelle Knight for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Michelle Knight, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Michelle Knight or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Michelle Knight?

    Booking fees for Michelle Knight, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Michelle Knight, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Michelle Knight?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Michelle Knight for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Michelle Knight for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Michelle Knight or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Michelle Knight or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Michelle Knight is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Life After Darkness: Finding Healing and Happiness After the Cleveland Kidnappings and Voice of the Victim: Helping Those Who Have Experienced Trauma. The estimated speaking fee range to book Michelle Knight for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Michelle Knight generally travels from Cleveland, OH, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Amanda Nguyen, Erin Merryn, Elizabeth Smart, Judge Rosemarie Aquilina and Jaycee Dugard. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Michelle Knight for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Michelle Knight Speaker Videos

  • Michelle Knight Escaped After Being Kidnapped and Imprisoned for 11 Years
    Michelle Knight spent 11 years imprisoned and chained to a pole in the basement of Ariel Castro's house, along with two other women, who were raped and beaten repeatedly. She was freed in 2013 when...
    Michelle Knight Talks About New Life, Marriage | Megyn Kelly TODAY
    Almost five years after her escape from the Cleveland home of Ariel Castro, who held her and two others captive for over a decade, Michelle Knight (now known as Lily Rose Lee) joins Megyn Kelly TODAY...
  • Michelle Knight Reveals Details About Secret Wedding And How She Fo…
    Cleveland kidnapping survivor Michelle Knight shares how she found love after life in captivity and how her life is today. And, she reveals, "I'm married!"

Michelle Knight Speaking Topics

  • Life After Darkness: Finding Healing and Happiness After the Cleveland Kidnappings

    Famed talk show host Dr. Phil McGraw recently said, “In the 12 years of doing the ‘Dr. Phil’ show, no one has changed me like Michelle Knight and her story of survival.” Michelle Knight (now known as Lily Rose Lee) captured the world’s attention when she and two other women were discovered and freed after being held for more than a decade by notorious Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro. For years after being rescued, she faced questions: What happened after her escape? How do you get past trauma to live a happy and joyful life and trust again? Drawing from her inspirational book about healing and resistance, Life After Darkness, Knight shares her journey out of unspeakable trauma to a life focused on helping other victims find hope, healing and happiness.

  • Voice of the Victim: Helping Those Who Have Experienced Trauma

    Even before her kidnapping by Ariel Castro, Michele Knight (Lily Rose Lee) had been a victim of domestic violence and sexual abuse seeking help. In this powerful presentation (also highly effective as a moderated conversation), Knight recounts her own personal story, providing invaluable insights and perspective for law enforcement, mental health, social services, education and other professionals. Framing experiences through the perspective of the victim, Knight provides memorable, actionable advice on showing empathy, gaining trust and fostering positive communication with those who are victims or survivors of trauma or abuse.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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