229: What if your life unraveled thread by thread?

“I felt like I went through a portal into this evil place…and I immediately knew that we were in a whole different world.”


Today’s storyteller requested to remain anonymous. However, if you’d like to contact her, you can reach out through email at foundatsea9@gmail.com


Producers: Whit Missildine, Sara Marinelli


Episode Summary: Growing up evangelical in the Purity movement of the 1990s, a woman constructs the ideal life, when piece by piece, her image of family, marriage and her identity begin to be dismantled.


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Content/Trigger Warnings: sexual abuse, sexual abuse of a minor, suicidal tendency, explicit language


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Intro Music: "Illabye" – Tipper

Music Bed: “Embers/Unknown Outcomes” – SkyeVoyager



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