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Freedom Day 2020

Freedom Day 2020 Five years ago today, I began my journey out of a cult. I walked into a counselors office for the first time in my life and asked for help. I didn’t fully understand what kind of trauma I had endured; after all, it was my “normal.” I began the...

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Freedom Day 2019

Freedom Day 2019 Four years ago today I took my first step away from the cult that had held me prisoner for most of my life. I had no idea what I was doing. I had no idea what was normal. I had no idea the lies I was believing and living. I didn’t know what I didn’t...

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Advocate With An Attitude

Last night I received some harsh criticism concerning my blog and upcoming book. This wasn’t the first negative feedback I’ve received and it certainly won’t be the last. This person said how I’ve changed in the last few years and I’m no longer the “sweet little Emily...

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Freedom Day 2018 — Part One

Three years ago today, I took my very first step out of the legalistic, patriarchal cult I had been imprisoned in for more than a decade.  With one terrifying leap of faith, I reached out to a professional for help and shared my story for the first time.  I was...

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Freedom Day 2018 — Part Two

Earlier this fall as I pondered how to celebrate my upcoming Freedom Day, the thought occurred to me that I had never had professional photos taken — not ever. What better way to document my journey than with pictures of some of the things that have had the most...

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