Sometimes you need a face


Abigail Smith, 14, at summer camp in 2015.  (photo by: Tracy E. Smith/TU Student)

Let me introduce you to my 14-year-old daughter, Abigail.  We call her “Abs” for short.  It suits her.  Like most girls her age, she likes to hang out with her friends and family.  She loves horses and dogs and posting funny pictures on Instagram.  Getting up in time for school is not an art she has mastered quite yet.

In many ways, she’s just like your younger sister, cousin, friend, or perhaps even your daughter if you’re an older college student like me. 

Sadly, my daughter Abigail is in the age bracket that most girls are typically targeted and sexually exploited.  That’s a frightening thought.   Continue reading