Maeve was born & raised as Molly Maeve Eagan in Brooklyn, NY by parents active in the Civil Rights, Women's & Anti-war movements. She dropped out of Manhattan's H.S. of Performing Arts upon early acceptance to college & graduated from Sarah Lawrence College on scholarship.
Maeve's advocacy work began in college as an intern for the country's first dating violence program where she helped design presentations & counseling programs for students. She has since volunteered at domestic violence shelters across the country.
Maeve launched her freelance journalism career in New Mexico & continued as a daily and feature news reporter in NY where her unique ability to connect with subjects, along with uncanny attention to detail, won awards for investigative reporting. She also spent several years working for a U.S. Congressman on immigration issues, where she developed her research skills to resolve complex & emotional legal issues.
Her experience also includes working with street outreach teams & survivors of trafficking in Washington DC.
During this time, Maeve began her own path to recovery, eventually coming forward about being groomed at age 15 by Hollywood Director James Toback. She now works with a broad spectrum of survivors & organizations to address sexual abuse in vulnerable communities. She also ghostwrites books, blogs, essays & articles for clients in the U.S., Canada and U.K.
She is trained & certified in trauma-informed services, crisis response, victim advocacy & recovery coaching.