Escaping Abuse at a Fundamentalist Boot Camp

Brad talks with Deirdre Sugiuchi about her story of leaving a fundamentalist boot camp in the Dominican Republic. Deirdre, a writer whose work has been featured at Electric Literature, Guernica, and who contributed an essay to EMPTY THE PEWS, speaks of the emotional and sexual abuse at Escuela Caribe and the dangers she sees in the current administration’s approach to religious education.

*WARNING: This episode does contain descriptions of sexual abuse.

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