2018 Vicki Sexual Freedom Award Recipients

Photograph of Mia Mingus and Caroline Bettinger-Lopez


Woodhull is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 Vicki Sexual Freedom Award; Caroline Bettinger-López and Mia Mingus.

Each year Woodhull selects individuals who are doing groundbreaking work to advance sexual freedom. Caroline has dedicated her career to advancing human rights and being a voice for those who have survived violence at the hands of an intimate partner. Mia is on the cutting edge of efforts to ensure that the stories and needs of people with disabilities are not only acknowledged but centered in the quest for truly transformative justice,” said Ricci Levy, President & CEO of the Woodhull Freedom Foundation.

“The Vicki Awards are an opportunity to shine a spotlight on these incredible individuals who are truly paving the way for liberation. We are honored to be with them in their endeavors to shape the world and shake up the conversation.”

Join us at Woodhull’s 2018 Sexual Freedom Summit to celebrate our honorees and present them each with an award recognizing their contributions to the sexual freedom movement!  

The 2018 Honorees

Caroline Bettinger-López is a Professor of Clinical Legal Education and Director of the Human Rights Clinic at the University of Miami School of Law. She also serves as an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and is a recipient of a Roddenberry Fellowship for her COURAGE in Policing Project (COURAGE=Community Oriented and United Responses to Address Gender Violence and Equality). Professor Bettinger-López recently completed a two-year term in the Obama Administration, where she served as the White House Advisor on Violence Against Women, a senior advisor to Vice President Joe Biden, and a member of the White House Council on Women and Girls. Read more here.

Mia Mingus is a writer, educator and community organizer for disability justice and transformative justice. She is a queer physically disabled korean woman transracial and transnational adoptee from the Caribbean. She works for community, interdependency and home for all of us, not just some of us, and longs for a world where disabled children can live free of violence, with dignity and love. As her work for liberation evolves and deepens, her roots remain firmly planted in ending sexual violence. Currently, Mia is a 2016 Just Beginnings Collaborative fellow funded for The Living Bridges Project, an anonymous story-collecting project documenting collective responses to child sexual abuse. Read more here.