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“the Amish Entrepreneur Show with Torah Bontrager” is a weekly seasonal podcast that connects trauma/sexual assault survivors with amazing entrepreneurs who are making the world safer and aren't afraid to talk about their challenges/traumas in business and life.

My ultimate goal is to collect 1,111 stories of specifically sexual assault. I believe that that number of voices speaking out is all that is needed to permanently drastically reduce the rate of sexual assault worldwide. And I believe that entrepreneurs are uniquely positioned and equipped to teach/inspire survivors to become financially self-empowered and free themselves from the 9-5 job-therapy-rent cycle that prevents them from capitalizing on their talents and skills.

Simultaneously, the show is about re-branding the Amish and establishing a new generation of Amish leaders so we can get heard and add our contribution to the world. We're taking back control of our narrative that is negatively exploited and butchered by mainstream media and so-called experts on the Amish (who are neither expert nor Amish).

Dec 19, 2017

When she was in her 20s, Kelly Atwood lost her mother to cancer. After following a winding road that took her from the East Coast to the West and via a traditional education to entrepreneurship (with a stint of activism in between), she found her calling. Today she’s a mindset coach living a life that lights her...

Dec 13, 2017

Jo Beckwith was raped by a pastor six years ago, and it devastated every part of her.  Very fortunately, she was able to take her life back and live again.  Now she spends her time trying to help other survivors find healing and a meaningful life after assault as well.

She cares passionately about helping survivors and...

Dec 8, 2017

Lizzie Hershberger is an Amish escapee and a coordinator for the first ever Amish & Mennonite women's conference, called Voices of Hope, taking place in April 2018 in Berlin, OH.  You can find out more about it on Facebook.

Torah and Lizzie discuss the future of Amish evolution, specifically how those of us who are...

Dec 4, 2017

Molly, a C-PTSD survivor and ketamine advocate, is an award-winning investigative journalist and is on a mission to educate the public about complex PTS (post-traumatic stress), which most often stems from childhood sexual assault.  PTS(D) is not just a veterans’ problem and she’d like to do for sexual...

Nov 26, 2017

Elise Trucks is the daughter of one of the members of legendary rock and roll band (The Allman Brothers Band), a Columbia University alumna, former professor, and art historian.  Elise explains what she means by experiencing “mundane sexual assault” and how that plays out in the workplace and society in general.