In this post, we will explore how writing can help cult survivors reclaim their voice and identity.
Category: Cult Talk
Lessons Learned from Manipulation
Imitation is not the best form of flattery. It is the worst form of unoriginality.
A Childhood Near Death Experience
This passage from my memoir "Cult Child" discusses a near-death experience I had when I was five years old.
“Dead, Insane or In Jail: A CEDU Memoir” by Zack Bonnie
"Forgiveness means giving up all hope for a better past." Lily Tomlin art by Jonathan Weiner, San Francisco, CA 2015 Accented with unique and relevant art by Jonathan Weiner of San Francisco, CA,"Dead Insane or In Jail: A CEDU Memoir", by Zack Bonnie, reveals with precision the mind bending abuse enacted inside of the youth reform … Continue reading “Dead, Insane or In Jail: A CEDU Memoir” by Zack Bonnie
Today Is the First Anniversary of My Freedom
"Today is the first year anniversary of my freedom. I escaped, with my children, from a religion based, violent marriage. Here's how I did it. "
A Story of Religious Abuse and Torture
Introduction: This piece is a contribution from an abuse survivor. It details extreme abuse and could be triggering to readers. Please consider caution if you are a trauma survivor. By Lusciana Philomena I was born in the US in the nineties. My sister was quite older than me. She had her own issues, but … Continue reading A Story of Religious Abuse and Torture
The Horror at 1379 Milepost
At 1379 Milepost, Delta Junction, Alaska, is a religious commune with a history of horror.
The Outhouse and a Sears Magazine
When I was a child growing up on Sam Fife's cult compound in Alaska, we did not have electricity or plumbing. As a result, we used the bathroom in chamber pots and outhouses. We also did not have toilet paper. Our toilet paper was often a Sears magazine with anything that wasn't "proper" for us … Continue reading The Outhouse and a Sears Magazine
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