S. Monique Smith Maya Angelou Lifetime Achievement Honoree

S. Monique Smith

After spending nearly 32 years on earth, surviving a childhood of severe abuse, and being blessed with four children; Symbolie Monique Smith learned that she did not exist.

Undeniably the face of missing children everywhere, Symbolie Monique Smith “Known As Monique” is currently listed in both the national NamUs Registry and the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children as a living, unidentified person given the details of her presumed abduction and inability to unearth her true identity.

Headquarted in Baltimore, MD, she is the Founder of The Known as Monique Foundation, Inc. – a non-profit organization committed to providing resources, advocacy, education and prevention programs related to the issues of missing persons, child abduction and human trafficking. She’s also the bestselling and award-winning author of “I Am The Ancestor: Before I Die, I Must Share My Story.”

To learn more, visit www.KnownAsMonique.org