Sex trafficking. We hear about it on the nightly news and in special interest stories from around the world, but it occurs daily in communities all around us. Every year, thousands of young women are forced into sexual exploitation. Most are under the age of 18. The damage this causes to their emotions and souls is immeasurable, but they are not without hope.
The White Umbrella tells stories of survivors as well as those who came alongside to help them to recovery. It describes the pain and the strength of these young women and those who held the "white umbrella" of protection and purity over them on the road to restoration.
This book offers principles and guidance to anyone with a heart for these hurting young women and a desire to help. It is an ideal resource for individuals or organizations seeking to learn what they can do to assist these victims in becoming whole again.
MARY FRANCES BOWLEY is the President and Founder of Wellspring Living, an organization fighting childhood sexual abuse and exploitation since 2001. She has been a leader in bringing the fight against child sex-trafficking to Atlanta and is a founding member of the Governor's Task Force for CSEC Victims. Bowley was appointed to the Governor's Commission on Domestic Violence in 2010. Bowley has also received the Martin Luther King Community Service Award, the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Community Service Award, the Soroptimist Ruby Award, the DDG Lifetime Achievement Award, and partner with PASSION Conferences. Recently, the White House Blue Campaign called on Bowley to share her expertise with a variety of leaders interested in the issue of the sexual exploitation of children. She is the author of A League of Dangerous Women. Bowley is married to her best friend, Dick, and has 2 sons and 2 grandsons. Bowley currently resides in Peachtree City, GA.