Religious Trauma and Purity Culture: Part II

Brad speaks with Emily Torres, who is behind the Life She Wrote blog and podcast. Emily tells her story of growing up–and eventually leaving–Evangelicalism and describes the religious trauma that ensued from her experiences. She explains the mechanics of purity culture and how young women learn that their bodies are not their own, their bodies are stumbling blocks, and that they should never trust them. This leads to a prolonged conversation about how purity culture inflicts trauma on young people through both subtle and explicit cues, signals, and messages.

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