Mary Byler is one of less than a dozen cases [we're still fact-checking this number] of Amish sexual assault on public record. The focus of our conversation is on not so much the details of Mary's heinous ordeals but on the effects of sexual assault 13 years later and the one simple thing anyone and everyone can do that will help a victim-survivor more than you'll ever know.
Watch, listen, and be inspired by a truly powerful woman who has been through the fires of hell a million times over.
This episode opens with a special introduction by Torah on the new vision and mission of this show based on the feedback we got from the pilot run (Season 1, originally titled Turning Tragedies into Triumphs).
1. Mary's story aired on ABC's 20/20 in December of 2004. Read "Sexual Abuse Within the Amish Community" at http://abcnews.go.com/2020/story?id=2365919
2. Help Mary choose a tattoo for her arm to cover the scars from childhood violence. Message/comment on her Facebook page: @Mary.A.Byler
IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN:What makes Mary get up in the mornings
LINKS AND RESOURCES FOR THIS EPISODE:
1. Find Mary:
Direct Episode Link: http://bit.ly/2w9GEOo
More coming soon!
(NOTE: Season 1, the pilot run, was titled Turning Tragedies into Triumphs.)