We are so excited to be back, and also thrilled to welcome Ashlen Hilliard as a co-host. Since you’ll be hearing her voice throughout the new season, we wanted you to get to know her better, so she’s also our guest for this episode.
Ashlen grew up in the conservative Church of Christ while living in the midst of Utah’s Mormon culture. Mormons were constantly trying to convert her, while she was trying to convert them. When the strict rules handed down by her church began to cause her panic attacks, she left. Ashlen then went on to help women leave polygamist groups, organize events for the International Cultic Studies Association, contribute to CultNews101 and, most recently, started her own LLC called People Leave Cults.
We hope you enjoy this episode and the rest of the season!