When I was younger, I used to spend a lot of time thinking about what I wanted to be when I grew up. I loved school. I was a good student who loved to learn and couldn’t get enough. I always felt weird, and out of place, but this is, of course, part and parcel… Read More It Matters
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?
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?