Help a fundamentalism escapee, human trafficking survivor and single mom get a car + restart her life

Some of you probably know about my 19-year-old friend who recently escaped a human trafficking situation back in January.  She's also an escapee from fundamentalism. She's now trying to start her life over with an almost one-year-old baby while going through the legal process of an ongoing law enforcement investigation. I helped her report everything … Continue reading Help a fundamentalism escapee, human trafficking survivor and single mom get a car + restart her life

Here’s an explanation about that callout post last fall

So I have something to say about social media callouts. Several of you probably saw a post circulating about me last fall in which someone called me an unsafe person. They also said I called the cops on them because they were living out of a hotel with two infants. I don't normally defend myself … Continue reading Here’s an explanation about that callout post last fall

My Escape from Fundamentalism: A Story Told in Pictures

Earlier this week, I said I'd be posting memories from my escape. Today I'm telling it in pictures. See captions. May 20, 2012: I've just finished three years of college, and this is my last family vacation. We're in Maine, around Kennebunkport and Camden. I'm not allowed to take my laptop or cellphone so that my … Continue reading My Escape from Fundamentalism: A Story Told in Pictures

That one time I chose freedom over soul death

This month marks four years since I escaped. Sometimes it feels like yesterday, sometimes it feels like another lifetime ago. In the spirit of celebrating my independence, I'm going to be posting some mementos, from the days when I was first learning to fly, slowly and painfully. This is an email I sent to some … Continue reading That one time I chose freedom over soul death