Taylor Hirth

Taylor Hirth

Taylor Hirth is a freelance writer, public speaker, and dedicated advocate for survivors of sexual violence. Her work has appeared in the Huffington Post,, The Kansas City Star and the Missouri Independent, a States Newsroom outlet where this commentary originally appeared. She has been a voice for change since coming forward in 2015 to publicly shed light on the culture of harassment at the Missouri State Capitol. She currently serves on the speaker’s bureau with Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault, and as a survivor voice on the Missouri Sexual Assault Response Team where her story has helped initiate a statewide audit of the rape kit backlog, and helped guide the development of trauma-informed training for law enforcement. She is a 2018 recipient of the Visionary Voice award from the NSVRC. She received her undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Missouri- Kansas City, and currently works at Lockton.


Guns and vigilantes: Fear, paranoia has created a culture of violence

By: - April 21, 2023

Guns and the ease with which they kill over the most banal circumstances are turning us into perpetrators, Taylor Hirth writes.