“Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.” ~ Garrison Keillor I’ve heard from many of you who are not receiving my email notifications even though you are signed up. Judging by the number of unsubscribe notices I’ve been receiving of late, I believe it is safe to say that many are receiving my notifications who no longer want […]
In my last post I mentioned that there is a network of advocates who are supporting those who have emerged from Plain communities, and how I hope to join in their efforts. I am taking a first step in that direction by attending the Voices of Hope (VOH) conference in Berlin, Ohio later this month on March 24th and 25th.
I have written this on my blog before about the Amish culture, and I will again. Abuse can only exist in the dark shadows of silence and secrecy that shroud abuse in all cultures. However, the insular nature of Plain communities makes the silence so thick, it becomes nearly impenetrable. This makes it dauntingly difficult for a child or a