Well that was a rather exhausting ride! It seemed that every time I turned round there was another blog, article or news report concerning the Watchtower organisation. If you weren't able to keep up with everything over this last weekend, I've put it all in one place so that you can read and watch at … Continue reading The Weekend That Was
Since waking up I've done a lot of research in a small amount of time. Having avoided looking at any Watchtower publications for a long time, it's actually been very cathartic. Something that I've come to realise is that, unless I've been disfellowshipped without my knowledge, I'm still considered a Jehovah's Witness, albeit a spiritually … Continue reading Disassociation: The Final Goodbye
This was very difficult for me to record but I strongly felt that it needed to be said. The stigma needs to end in order for people to be able to get access to appropriate help when needed. In this episode I discuss the taboo topic of mental illness and how it affects our actions, … Continue reading YouTube: Mental Illness & Coercive Beliefs
"Fear and love cannot live together… Blows are used to correct brute beasts." - Seneca (Roman philosopher, author, politician, 4 B.C.E. to C.E. 65) As many of you may be aware, although I have been out of the Jehovah's Witnesses for over 25 years it has only been the past few weeks that I have … Continue reading Vile, Repulsive & Worthy of Death
Content Warning: The following blog post contains descriptions of sexual assault and discussions of rape and victim blaming. Picture a 13 year old girl in her school uniform coming home from school. She is followed off the bus. It's daylight and mid afternoon. She is attacked by a teenage boy who sexually assaults her. She … Continue reading A Fate Worse Than Death
I was intending on writing a blog once a week and spreading my story out over a long period of time because, in my mind when I created this blog, there was a finite number of interesting experiences that I could relate. Oh how wrong was I. I've only had this blog for a few … Continue reading So. Much. Stuff. Plus “Conditional Love”.