I hosted an AMA on my livejournal last month, and finally completed all the questions. You can read it here.
I came across a terrific post called The Cult Test today, and in reading it decided to share my own answers re: my cult experience with Andy. Some people (not many, to be fair) have questioned my classification of what Andy does as “a cult.” I didn’t arrive at that conclusion out of the ether; as I’ve mentioned before, reading Take Back Your Life: Recovering from Cults and Abusive Relationships by Janja Lalich and Madeline Tobias. However, I am not one to put all my faith in a single source, and it’s always good to do a refresher. So here it is, 100 questions to identify a cult, answered about myself, the Bagenders, the DAYDians, and Andy’s current activities (but mostly about me and the Bagenders). I’m shortening the questions themselves, but I highly suggest clicking the links and reading the full text. Judge for yourself.*
*Note: the site uses a lot of this to explain how AA is a cult. I am not going in to that aspect of it; I’m maintaining focus on Andy and what he did/does to his victims.
Welcome to my new blog layout!
I’ve decided to separate my general blog and my costume shop from the entire Crazy Train. There’s too much in this story; it crowds me right out. And to hell with that ever being my life again!
I’m still working on a few things – a timeline that isn’t a giant clusterfuck, a good cult survivor resource page, and so on. Currently, the content is here and the redirects will be ready when the actual unveil happens.
So look around, see what’s new.