In January 2016, Vyckie Garrison, one of the founders of No Longer Quivering, started a public thread asking for speculations about the Duggar family for 2016. Her followers started guessing about the sexual identity of the Duggar children still living at home. The comments turned vicious, involving threats of violence towards other survivors and stalking. Read the … Continue reading NLQ webmaster thinks speculating about LGBT quiverfull kids is okay
I introduced Racquel and Ashley to my friend Cynthia Jeub shortly before they left the church. Here is her perspective. Mouth shut like a locket Like you've nothing to say Speak your mind up, Come on, baby, free yourself… Don't let nobody try and take your soul You're the original. -Switchfoot I met Racquel over the … Continue reading The UnBoxing Project: Cynthia Jeub’s story
Right after I moved out of my restrictive household, several others came to me, and I'd provided emotional support or physically helped them to move out. I'd alert the same network of friends who supported me, enlisting their aid. My friend Cynthia Barram, who also happens to be African-American, started calling it "Eleanor's Underground Railroad." … Continue reading Why did you call it the UnBoxing Project?
Continued from Being an angel with a shotgun. "Eleanor, does your church teach the doctrine of pastoral authority?" my friend Racquel asked. She was waiting with me in the classroom for my Organic Chemistry review session to start. "What is that exactly?" Racquel attended an apostolic Pentecostal church in Colorado Springs that taught a person … Continue reading The UnBoxing Project: The trouble with freeing people
Get out your guns, battle's begun, are you a saint, or a sinner? If love's a fight, then I shall die, with my heart on a trigger. - The Cab, Angel with a Shotgun (Nightcore remix) These are the stories they told me. "Eleanor, my best friend's parents told her she can't drive the car … Continue reading The UnBoxing Project: Being an angel with a shotgun