Purity Culture in the UC: “Couldn’t say no” on Blessed Child podcast

“Join part 2 of the purity culture talk with Mi Sook and Becca, a continuation from “God in the eyes of the cult”. Please listen with caution, we cover a range of difficult topics surrounding “the lynchpin of trauma”(Jenae, 2021) in the UC; Purity Culture. These are our personal stories and experiences, which are uniquelyContinue reading “Purity Culture in the UC: “Couldn’t say no” on Blessed Child podcast”

Fathers: Limi Bauer writes for Persephone’s Daughters

In this short story Limi writes beautifully about her ‘three fathers’ : ‘I will never know the woman I might have been. Then again, I would not have existed had my biological parents not fallen completely for this “True Father.” ‘ Limi Marie Bauer, “Fathers”

Renrobot’s Deconstructing Artwork

Renrobot has done a great deal of work expressing her journey out of the church… here are some examples of her work: https://www.facebook.com/renrobot.art https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Frenrobot.art%2Fposts%2F399968111022618&show_text=true&width=500

Healing Through Art: Lessons on Leaving with Jen Kiaba (Part 1 & 2)

Jen describes how creativity is often discouraged in cults, unless it glorifies the leader. After Jen’s trauma in the church and eventual journey out, she found language to express the experience through self portraits on her way to recovery, https://www.jenkiaba.com/lessons-on-leaving/healing-through-art-my-story In part two, Jen explores the research behind art therapy and why it works. https://www.jenkiaba.com/lessons-on-leaving/healing-through-art-research

Dismantled -Moonie No More: Jen Kiaba on Talk Beliefs

Jen speaks about the mythology of the Unification Church, her experience growing up in it, being labor-trafficked, and having an arranged marriage blessing. Her recovery is explored through powerful photographic self-portraits and the value of art as therapy.