When I first became a Scientologist, I was horrified by the church’s treatment of women.
When I joined the church in 1995, I found it difficult to talk about my problems.
The church’s leadership had no interest in listening to me and instead focused on trying to discredit me.
By the time I joined in 2013, I had been stripped of my legal rights and my church had begun trying to destroy my career.
The abuse I had suffered had left me with physical and mental scars, and I felt a great amount of guilt for it.
Scientology’s leadership has always treated me badly, and my experience with it was far from normal.
I am still trying to make sense of my experience and why I was so broken.