A few weeks ago, John from the blog John’s Ramblings asking if I would do an interview for his site, and I agreed to. The post went up yesterday, so if you’re interested, check it out! I answer questions about feminism, reproductive justice, growing up fundamentalism, and more.
What do you mean when you say you are working your way from fundamentalism to freedom (without losing my mind)?
Growing up fundamentalist shapes your mind in a specific way. You’re taught lies about the “outside” world—taught that you should be afraid of it. Many of these lies are actually really fragile, and just spending some time in the “outside world” is all it takes to start being able to see through them. For instance, you’re taught that all atheists are miserable, immoral people. Then you meet an atheist who’s a happy, friendly person. The lie breaks, but since you’ve built your entire world view on these lies, you lose footing. You find yourself in this void between what you’d always thought was true and what you are seeing right in front of you, and sometimes it’s hard to get out of that void.