Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Links to Personal stories of Birthing (QF: The View from Here)

This series of posts results includes excerpts from information shared with a journalist in August of 2015 who had questions about the Quiverfull Movement as it related to the Duggar Family.
Find the Index of all posts HERE.

Can you elaborate on the experiences you've heard from survivors of the QF cult? The lack of healthcare, emotional and physical abuse, risks of so many pregnancies and births, girls being robbed of their own childhoods, shame surrounding bodies and sex et cetera. It would be great to flesh those as a little so the readers can really understand the terrible impact of these on the women that you've helped.

Pregnancy and Birthing, Response Part Five:

Vyckie Garrison (founder of NoLongerQuivering.com [NLQ])

1. Good overview article by Kathryn Joyce at salon.com featuring an overview

2. Vyckie’s blog post detailing the preference of QF/P for home birthing and vaginal delivery as something of a holy sacrifice of worship, despite risk to mother and baby

Carri Chmielewski 
Excellent article which details the postnatal death of a devout follower of the Quiverfull Movement written by Kathryn Joyce

Tess Willoughby

Her extended story appears at NLQ, but I will summarize it for you because of its length, and because her cultic group also gave the QF movement the likes of Geoffrey Botkin whose daughters are staggeringly popular. (Her saga will continue in the next post.)

~ Cynthia Kunsman
The view of Quiverfull from my vantage
August 2015