Torah’s story has been featured:

“We were stunned into silence.”

Audience Response

30th Annual SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests) Conference

Want to invite me?

If you’d like me to speak at your campus, conference, workshop, or private event, I'd be honored to help make it happen.

I was raised Amish and literally escaped in the middle of the night at age 15.

I talk about stuff through my personal story.

Upcoming Events:

30-State Summer Tour
Meet me on the road to overturn Wisconsin v. Yoder
2019

Speaking Topics

These topics are delivered through my personal story or the work I do through The Amish Heritage Foundation.

If there’s a different subject you’d like me to speak on, I’d love to explore those possibilities with you. Just get in touch with me.

Overturning Wisconsin v. Yoder

Through the Amish Heritage Foundation, I’m attempting to overturn Wisconsin v. Yoder, the 1972 Supreme Court case that denies Amish children––and consequently all children in the US and Native/indigenous lands––an education beyond the eighth grade.

Learn why Yoder violates a child’s Constitutional right to a quality education.

An Amish Spring: The Rise of a New Leadership

Peter Buffet says that he, like his father Warren, invests in undervalued assets. For Peter, those assets are women and girls. I agree.

Women are standing up in every sector of society in the MeToo age. However, for the entire length of our 300+ years of history, there hasn’t been a single female in a leadership position among my Amish people, neither inside nor outside the Church.

Sexual Assault Survivor
Advocacy + Cultural Awareness

I wrote an 8-Step Guide to help survivor advocates better support Amish victims. The Amish Heritage Foundation (the nonprofit I founded) is LGBTQ+ welcoming and provides cultural awareness training for sexual assault survivor advocates, law enforcement, and attorneys.

Through AHF, I also created the SNAP Amish chapter and hold monthly, free online sexual assault survivor support meetings.

4 Reasons to Book Me to Speak/Train at Your Next Event

A portion of all my speaking fees goes to the nonprofit I founded: The Amish Heritage Foundation

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I’m a recurring sexual assault survivor who inspires people. I speak from personal experience. That makes survivors feel more comfortable and safe to talk about the hard stuff.

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I’m an expert authority on Amish issues and can speak as an academic, entrepreneur, or social activist.

I’m also the founder of the nonprofit The Amish Heritage Foundation, which aims to reclaim our Amish narrative and establish a new generation of Amish leaders who engage with the global community.

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I’m on the forefront of cutting-edge medicines for PTSD that actually help restore survivors’ brain cells so that they can function normally—and hence become far more productive at work and in life.

Ketamine infusions have been scientifically proven to mitigate the physiological (neuronal) damage sustained by sexual assault.

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Investing in sexual assault training will save you 10s/100s of thousands of dollars in PR to clean up your image and brand when sexual assault allegations inevitably surface.

Besides, PR isn’t even an option anymore thanks to today’s relentless MeToo movement.

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Raised Amish, author Torah Bontrager literally escaped in the middle of the night at age 15, graduated from Columbia University, and founded The Amish Heritage Foundation.

AHF advocates for Amish children and women and is attempting to overturn Wisconsin v. Yoder.

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8 Steps to Support an Amish Female Survivor

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Torah's story has been featured here:

1. Tim Ferriss' blog. Interview by New York Times & Wall Street Journal bestselling author Tim Ferriss of The 4-Hour Workweek, etc. "Escaping the Amish (Parts 1 & 2)"

4. MTV’s award-winning True Life documentary series. Episode “I’m Ex Amish”.

MTV’s True Life. “I’m Ex Amish” update (my story made the BRAVE category for the entire span of True Life’s 16-year history at the time). Video Clip

5. Unconventional Life Podcast by Jules Schroeder. Hosted on the Forbes Under 30 Channel. Episode 34: From Amish-Escapee to Author: How to Powerfully Leverage Your Personal Story

Press Kit: 2019 Summer Media Tour - PDF
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