Healing and Awareness · Quiverfull · Spiritual Abuse

An Open Letter to Hillary from Quivering Daughters

Dear Hillary, I don’t even know where to begin. You’ve grown and lived and thrived and your life journey is a beautiful work of art, it almost feels wrong to bring up Quivering Daughters even just to say thank you. But I’m not speaking just for me, when I say, sincerely, thank you for writing… Continue reading An Open Letter to Hillary from Quivering Daughters

Christianity · Courtship · Healing and Awareness · Homeschooling · Medical Neglect · Quiverfull · Spiritual Abuse

Preparing A Visionary Daughter to Do Hard Things (Written in 2010)

When I was 19 I had the opportunity to write out…basically my life story and post it to a website with a lot of readers. It helped me start processing my life and was the catalyst for rethinking all the things I was taught and starting to see my abuse for what it was. I’ve… Continue reading Preparing A Visionary Daughter to Do Hard Things (Written in 2010)

Healing and Awareness · Quiverfull · Spiritual Abuse

PSA: Re: Smiling in Public

Just because someone is smiling in public does not mean everything in their life is happy, perfect, and healthy.   I’m reminded of this, in light of the Josh Duggar situation, because both parent-like sets of people in my life see the Duggars as The Best Family Ever. And because the Duggars are good at… Continue reading PSA: Re: Smiling in Public

Christianity · Depression and Mental Health · Healing and Awareness · Spiritual Abuse

On Death (and life)

Cynthia touched on it in the first part of her post “Freeing Self-Deceived Fundamentalists“. My family has glorified death for a really long time. I remember Columbine, like she was talking about – being something almost revered – not remotely tragic. When things were shitty(-er than normal) or if I was making a life choice… Continue reading On Death (and life)

Christianity · Gender · Gender Roles and Sexism · Healing and Awareness · Spiritual Abuse

Being a Girl is Just Better

I found our last two bibles in the closet the other day, one of which is KJV (of course). I spent this evening trying to do art with/deface it, and I got up to leviticus before getting bored/having it in my face started getting to me. It’s weird how triggering objects can be – bibles,… Continue reading Being a Girl is Just Better

Christianity · Healing and Awareness · Medical Neglect · Spiritual Abuse

I don’t know what to call this

I was going through the files on my laptop looking for something specific and I ran across a picture that I saved from 2007. I won’t post it here, because it makes my stomach turn, but content note: graphic descriptions of infections and medical neglect. My parents stopped taking us to doctors before I was… Continue reading I don’t know what to call this