The Junior League of Atlanta, Inc. wishes to congratulate the 2010 Empowerment Award Recipients, Living Water for Girls- a program of Circle of Friends: Celebrating Life, Inc. and Shantique Wallace.
From the words of her sponsor, Lisa Williams, from Living Waters, “Shantique has shown such tenacity in the midst of unthinkable and unimaginable circumstances. She not only survived being kidnapped, sex trafficked and commercially sexually exploited at the age of 12, but she also survived being jailed for four months for crimes that were committed against her. While incarcerated, those who had trafficked her purposely had other exploited girls arrested to deliver a loud message that under no circumstances was she to testify against those who brutalized and traumatized her. Even with all that, she never backed down from speaking her truth..
Read more here on The Junior League 2010 Empowerment Award Recipient.