I Grew Up In A Fundamentalist Cult — ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Was My Reality

Hello Ms. Haettinger

Thank-you for your honesty and willingness to share your story. It’s hard to believe that such a thing can happen today, yet your story is not unique. Sadly women are treated like chattle throughout the world; I realize I’m preaching to the choir. The joy of your story is that you managed to find a way out. I can’t imagine how difficult that must have been; I do imagine, however, that it might continue to be a struggle for you today. Despite that struggle, I would ask that you keep telling your story, loudly and often, so that it might inspire other women to break free from their chains, and drive the rest of us to help and support women like yourselves to not only break free, but to heal and find their names, voices and identities when it happens.
Thanks again for sharing.