Not Quoting Quiverfull: Jennyfer Austin – Another Story of Identity Abuse in the World of Homeschooling

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from UK's Daily Mail - Abused, Isolated, and Offered For a $25,000 Arranged MarriageIn the wake of Alecia Pennington's revelations of identity abuse at the hands of her homeschooling parents here's another young woman who has suffered some of the same trials as Alecia. The big difference is that Jennyfer Austin was able to get her identity papers from her mother before leaving the extreme fundamentalist Christian lifestyle.Article has a nice mention of R.L. Stollar's Homeschoolers Anonymous and HARO survey on identity abuse in homeschooling. … [Read more...]

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Part 3 – Navigating the Justice System: As a Young Adult

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by Sarah Henderson cross posted from her blog Feminist In Spite Of ThemPlease see also Navigating the Justice System Part 1: Alone at Age 9 and Navigating the Justice System: When my Parents Went to CourtWhen I was about 17, I moved out. Once it was truly clear to me that what happened in my home was abusive and not normal I decided to try to end the abuse for everyone. I started making regular calls to Children's Aid on my father. … [Read more...]

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To Homeschooling’s “Old Guard:” 20 Truths You Need to Hear

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by Heather Doney cross posted from her blog Becoming Worldly This is a post for homeschooling’s “old guard,” the people who first started homeschooling and unschooling back in the day. Writing this post has been hard to do. I do not want to make enemies of the old guard unschoolers and homeschoolers. I just want them to do the right thing. … [Read more...]

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