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Cult or Just Weird


Jul 27, 2021

Abusive systems rely on guilt, gaslighting, and isolation.
You need not be perfect. You are not crazy. And you aren't alone.

Chris & Kayla talk to trauma-informed writer &  survivor activist, Molly Maeve Eagan (mollymaeve.com), co-author of true crime memoir "Behind Blue Curtains"

(https://www.amazon.com/Behind-Blue-Curtains-Survival-Pursuit-ebook/dp/B0925CBPKZ)

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*Search Categories*

Anthropological; Destructive

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*Topic Spoiler*

"Behind Blue Curtains" is the harrowing true memoir of Lizzy Hershberger- her upbringing, abuse, escape, and transcendence from the Swartzentruber Amish community.

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*Further Reading*

https://www.lifebehindbluecurtains.com/

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57491159-behind-blue-curtains

https://www.amazon.com/Behind-Blue-Curtains-Survival-Pursuit-ebook/dp/B0925CBPKZ

https://mollymaeve.com/

https://www.voicesofhope.events/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amish

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pennsylvania_Dutch

https://www.padutchdictionary.com/

https://www.cosmopolitan.com/lifestyle/a30284631/amish-sexual-abuse-incest-me-too/

https://www.npr.org/2020/01/19/797804404/investigation-into-child-sex-abuse-in-amish-communities

Our patron & veteran CoJW interview subject, Nancy Carlson, has also recommended:

https://www.amazon.com/Tears-Silenced-Childhood-Betrayal-Ultimate-ebook/dp/B07FTQDN38

 

 

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*Patreon Credits*

initiates: Michaela Evans, Heather Aunspach, Annika Ramen

cultists: Rebecca Kirsch, Pam Westergard, Alyssa Ottum, Ryan Quinn, Paul Sweeney, Erin Bratu, Liz T, Lianne Cole, Samantha Bayliff, Katie Larimer, Fio H, Jessica Senk, Proper Gander, Kelly Smith Upton, Zero Serres, Nancy Carlson, Carly Westergard-Dobson, Benjamin Herman, Ali Alderson, Anna Krasner