Utah Humanities Book Festival: Julie Whitehead - Shadowed

Join Weller Book Works in the Malouf Foundation's Trolley Square office for a presentation by Julie Whitehead, author of Shadowed: How I Became the Sex-Trafficked Mother Next Door.

Sex trafficking. For many Americans, it sounds like fiction. After all, who could believe that a preschool teacher was being transported against her will every weekend? That she was being sold for sex in multiple US states, out of the country, and even in her own home? That she was repeatedly threatened, drugged, and raped until she returned to her regular routine as a mother of three in an upper-class northern Utah community every Monday morning?

Julie Whitehead would believe you. It's exactly what happened to her.

Equal parts tragic, terrifying, and triumphant, Shadowed: How I Became the Sex-Trafficked Mother Next Door is the story of Julie's life of trauma and-finally-escape. Through her experiences in middle-class America, Julie illuminates the hidden reality of sex trafficking and proves no one is immune to this American epidemic.

Please note: the Malouf Foundation is located across from Weller Book Works in Trolley Square.

This event is made possible in partnership with Utah Humanities as part of the annual Utah Humanities Book Festival.


Event date: 
Thursday, October 19, 2023 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Malouf Foundation
507 Trolley Square
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Shadowed: How I Became the Sex-Trafficked Mother Next Door By Julie Whitehead Cover Image
ISBN: 9781544540337
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Houndstooth Press - April 25th, 2023