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#igotout is a hashtag, website and movement to make abuses of power unacceptable in all kinds of groups, not just cults.
Gerette Buglion and Lisa are two of the founders of #igotout. They believe now is the time for survivors of cult dynamics to share their stories with unflinching honesty. Every story matters, and the ripple effect of speaking up can make a difference.
Survivors of cultic abuse can raise awareness of undue influence and coercive control. The goal is to change the cultural acceptance of abuse of power in all kinds of groups, not just cults.
Gerette and Lisa join me to share the story of how #igotout was formed, characteristics of cult dynamics in today’s society, and how survivors can find support at igotout.org.
Gerette Buglion, B.A. in Elementary and Special Ed, is the author of An Everyday Cult. She earned her ‘Masters Degree’ in Cult Awareness Education from the school of life. Gerette co-manages operations and communications of igotout.org, is a spokeswoman and activist for the movement and hosts Writing to Reckon, an online workshop where survivors of cultic abuse write their I got out statement.
Lisa owns, designs, and manages the igotout.org website intended to support the #igotout movement, as well as makes most of the material and posts for the social media accounts. She is the main point of contact for #igotout communications through email and messaging on the #igotout social platforms.
Connect with igotout.org online:
- Instagram – @igotout_org
Mentioned in this episode:
- Elsevier – Aggression and Violent Behavior: Sexual abuse and charismatic cults
- Gerette Buglion – An Everyday Cult
- Steve Hassan – The Cult of Trump
- Jen Kiaba – Lessons on Leaving
- Kaila Tova – Your Body, Your Brand
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