Fantastic article. Congrats on gaining soo much personal awareness and human insight at such a young age. Your honesty, alertness and articulation skills will take you far and will help you create a life that you will love.
Welcome to JWN!! and thank you for such a great intro post.
One comment on a fact in your article, though.
DLou278 wrote (in the article linked in the OP): News has recently came out that there have been 1006 unreported child sexual abuse cases within the org.
This is not correct and grossly understates the magnitude of the child sex abuse situation within the JW organization.
1006 represents the number of known abusers. Most abusers have multiple victims. Each victim would represent one case. Thus, the number of actual *cases* is likely much greater than 1006.
Also, those 1006 known abusers are solely within Australia. This data was taken from the ARC which convened to address the issues only as they pertain to Australia.
Worldwide, global numbers are not known but I have often seen reference to more than 23,000 offenders.
Barbara Anderson would be the best source for global numbers as she had access to the records while she was at Brooklyn Bethel. [Barbara's website is www.watchtowerdocuments.org]
I truly enjoyed your article, though. Thank you for sharing it with us~!!
Looking forward to your next installment.
-Aude Sapere (meaning: Dare to Know; Dare to Have Wisdom/Understanding; Dare to Think for Yourself.)