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
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
Silencing Victims The following article is just one of the examples of how a victim of sexual assault can feel silenced by the teachings of the Watchtower (WT) organisation. (I have highlighted in bold and numbered the quotes I will discuss). “According to the Bible at Deuteronomy 22:23-27, an Israelite engaged girl threatened with rape… Read More Shamed into Silence
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
Good afternoon! Across the globe, millions of people are shunned by their family members or peers because their opinions and beliefs differ from the group’s views. Others are shunned for aspects beyond their control. There are even those who are told to shun others, without any context of the situation. Jehovah Witnesses do just that… Read More Shunned across the globe
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?