I could not swim away, but only try to stay afloat, tethered to one spot... and it was only a matter of time before I drowned.
My teeth looked decades older than they were, and my bones felt like they could splinter if a butterfly landed on me.
The term “trigger” has been polarized to the point where people with legitimate trauma don’t recognize that they have legitimate trauma.
You can't truly understand what drives people to join cults until you've joined one yourself.
x Everyone has that moment in life when it hits you: life is moving on. Whether from the death of a loved one, or a heartbreak, or some other kind of tragedy. I've been having that moment recently. I have my first post-graduation job, with benefits and a salary. And it's exactly in the field … Continue reading Post-Cult Problems: Not Wanting to Join “The Real World”
I continued to say her name, trying to prove to myself that it's just a name -- she can't touch or hurt me. But then I felt her standing behind me...
You can take the person out of the religion, but you can't take the religion out of the person.
They needed a way to raise money, I guess. And my vocal talent was easy to exploit....