Just before my 21st birthday, I left the cult I had been born into. It was my first clear step towards being an autonomous human being, and it was not taken easily or lightly. It has since taken *a lot* of growth and hard work to catch up with reality.
The cult is now imploding as a result of its storied history of abuses being exposed, so it's been on my mind a lot as I regain access to friends and loved ones who are finally leaving too.
Anyways, here's my little anthem about it all. If you wanna know more, here's a talk I gave about it a couple years ago: https://youtu.be/6N2RqHcyvcI
A note to FAWMlings (and myself): because I can imagine a full pop song arrangement, I locked up about recording this, thinking I'd need to block out hours and learn new tricks. Ignore that impulse. Just record it raw and move on. Stay in motion, and leave that work for the rest of the year ♥︎