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May 14, 2020

S1 E2: Surviving My Early Years - (My Story Part 1)

S1 E2: Surviving My Early Years - (My Story Part 1)

Hey y'all!

This week, I begin my personal story of my life and how I was able to heal from the trauma and abuse of my past. There are tidbits of my mother's story as well, as my story and hers are very much intertwined. We'll talk about what makes a cult, as I explain what life was like growing up in the fundamentalist cult my family belonged to. This answers the question of where I came from, and what made me who I am today; a proud pagan minister and southern witch unashamed of my path and with a life's goal to facilitate healing in hurting people.
Next week, the story will continue!

Content Warning: Rape, Incest, Abuse - This is not a pleasant story y'all, but it's MY story, and someone needs to hear it. Because of the topics covered, I've marked this explicit.

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Credits
Thank you to my momma, dad, and husband who contributed to this episode.
My dad wrote the lyrics to the song we sing at the beginning, the whole song is at the end after the goat!
Poems are from the book, Tyranny of Hope, by Pamela Borawski
Cult checklist can be found here.


Original Broadcast: 5.14.20

 

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