Thursday, September 24, 2015

Runaway Amish Girl: The Great Escape

By Emma Gingerich

Emma Gingerich was raised in an Amish community in Eagleville, Missouri. She disagreed with the beliefs and traditions of her Amish life and felt that she would never fit in and be happy. At the age of eighteen she left the only life she had ever known. She had no idea what to expect when she left her parent’s home and had to be told by other Amish who had escaped, how to live in a world of freedom where she could decide for herself how she wanted to live. She learns the hard way that all “English” are not to be trusted as she suffers theft and a rape. She didn’t know anything about sex or life in general.

She certainly is a brave girl and hasn’t let these bad experiences stop her. She has pushed on and at the time of the writing was continuing her college education.

~ Dixie

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