About the author

Torah Bontrager

<p>Torah​&nbsp;Bontrager​&nbsp;is the author of the memoir&nbsp;<em>An&nbsp;Amish&nbsp;G<strong>irl&nbsp;in&nbsp;Manhattan: Escaping at Age 15, Breaking All the Rules, and Feeling Safe Again​​​​​​​</strong></em>&nbsp;(available online wherever books are sold;&nbsp;in print, ebook, and audio).&nbsp; She escaped&nbsp;​from ​the&nbsp;Amish&nbsp;at age 15 and, to her knowledge,​ became the first Amish person to&nbsp;graduate​​&nbsp;from&nbsp;​an Ivy League school: Columbia University in New York City with a BA in Philosophy and a focus on Tibetan Buddhism. &nbsp;You can find her on social media and&nbsp;www.TorahBontrager.com</p><p><br>Torah has been featured on MTV and Forbes.com and hosts two iTunes/YouTube podcasts,<em><strong> Real Amish</strong></em> and&nbsp;<em><strong>Amish Entrepreneur Show&nbsp;with To</strong>rah Bontrager</em>. <br><br>She's also the Founder of The Amish Heritage Foundation (AHF).&nbsp;Invite her to speak on Amish issues or to&nbsp;provide training in cultural awareness, female-driven entrepreneurship, and sexual assault survivor advocacy. &nbsp;<br></p><p><br></p><p><strong>SOME&nbsp;PRESS:</strong></p><p><strong>- Forbes.com</strong>&nbsp;Unconventional Life Podcast by Jules Schroeder, hosted on the Forbes Under 30 Channel.</p><p>Episode 34:&nbsp;<em>From Amish-Escapee to Author: &nbsp;How to Powerfully Leverage Your Personal Story&nbsp;</em></p><p>+</p><p>the&nbsp;Accompanying Print Article on Forbes.com​:</p><p>"How to Leverage and Embrace Your Story, From One Author Who Did It"</p><p>​</p>