The fantastic Steph (@xjwfeminist) very kindly asked to interview me as we often work together on the Ex-JW Sisters’ blog. She asks me why I founded the site, about my background as a Jehovah’s Witness and what I really think of the Governing Body! Ex-JW Sisters: Website: https://exjwsisters.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/ExJWsisters Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/exjwsisters Support Ex-JW Sisters… Read More YouTube: Steph Interviews Evelyn for Ex-JW Sisters
Since the live transmission of the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in 2015, the subject of abuse within the Jehovah’s Witness religion has been discussed the whole world over. As Watchtower desperately tries to mount defenses to new abuse cases every day, media scrutiny has never been greater. With the… Read More Interview: Architects of our own misery
In my last blog I talked about the three reasons given by the organization that one can leave their spouse. I thought about this a lot after I finished the blog and I believe it is worth spending a little more time on – hence this post. It gives much insight to the role of… Read More How to Leave your Husband with God’s Approval in 3 Easy Steps
Many cases of sexual abuse with the Jehovah’s Witness (JW) organisation go unreported to the Police. In some cases this is because the Elders tell people to not report, or do not report it themselves when they become aware of it. However, in lots of cases, the abuse never even gets reported to the Elders, let alone the… Read More Blamed and Shamed
A quick scroll through forums like Reddit r/exjw, or Jehovah’s Witness Discussion Forum, makes it really clear that one of the biggest obstacles to resolving the trauma of religious abuse, is the way Watchtower holds our friends and families hostage to their policies and doctrine. Many of us exiting cults, eventually find ourselves at a… Read More What do I say to my family?
Back in 2016 I released a YouTube video concerning Serena’s statement regarding women. Specifically she was telling girls to ‘Dream Big’ (https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/nov/29/dream-big-open-letter-serena-williams-porter-magazine-incredible-women-of-2016-issue-women-athletes ) and encouraging them to seek out the same success that men have in all aspects of their lives, whether that be careers or sports. It was a great, uplifting piece and was… Read More Dream Big
I have tattoos and blue hair. I am not a Watchtower poster child. I’ve been hearing this “poster child” narrative a lot lately, and I feel strongly about throwing it out on its head. We all have our various reasons and circumstances for leaving the cult, but one thing we have in common on the… Read More I’m Not A Watchtower Poster Child
Perhaps you’re wondering what you would be able to contribute? Perhaps you’ve never written a blog post before and are afraid that it wouldn’t be good enough? Don’t worry! We truly want Ex-JW Sisters to be an inclusive collaborative project. This post is to give you some ideas for blog posts, but it’s not limited… Read More What Can I Write?
Ex-Jehovah’s Witness sisters will be fully aware of how we were treated when we were still part of the organisation. Now we are no longer subject to the draconian rules and domination of the Watchtower organisation, I felt it essential that we have a space where we can express our voice in any way we see fit. On this site we will not be silenced, ignored or talked-over, we will say what we have to say and hold our heads up as the unique and talented individuals that we truly are!… Read More Why the need for Ex-JW Sisters?