****Episode Warning**** : This episode discusses in a raw way the trauma and abuse in Mormonism. For those who feel triggered by such a conversation please avoid or at least avoid listening to this alone. This episode should be listened with others who honor and validate your faith journey. People whom you can press pause and have healthy conversation around our communal trauma. This episode also contains explicit language. Please do not listen around children or if you are sensitive to such display of raw emotion which is at the surface today. I try to pride myself on generally clean language but today my emotion is at a breaking point. I sense that those who have been through this pain will fully understand why it had to be stated this way. For those who haven’t…. I apologize upfront.
It has culminated. The pain is raw. The trauma is noticeable in me and in this community. It has to stop. We can’t keep telling the stories of others and preventing them from telling their own story. Mormonism is culpable but at every turn it tells those who have experienced the trauma that it is you and me who somehow did something or didn’t do something to get here. To avoid accountability is abusive and only magnifies the trauma. To tell those you have hurt that they can not voice their story and instead you will tell it for them and tell it incorrectly is abusive. It must stop. Today it stops. Today…… it ……. ends!