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I'm working on a paper for a class on online communities for ex Jehovah's Witnesses. (For those of you who don't know I was raised as a Jehovah's Witness which just added a whole other layer of crazy to my childhood).


I'm looking to conduct an interview with a former Jehovah's Witness who has not sought out online support. I'm doing a qualitative study on the rhetoric and genres that are present in their exit stories. Does anyone out there in LJ land know someone who might be willing to be interviewed?

Date: 2014-10-09 02:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I don't know if you know [ profile] padiwack, and I don't know to what extent she's sought out support, but she has mentioned she was raised in the JW church and in any event I think you'd have stories to share.

I didn't realize you had grown up as a Jehovah's Witness; it takes a lot of courage to break free. Congratulations.

Date: 2014-10-09 07:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I don't know her but would love to reach out to her. Can I send her a message here on LJ? I'm never sure who is still haunting this place and who has gone on to other pastures.

Date: 2014-10-09 10:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
She's still on LJ but says she's been "working like a borrowed mule" at her job, and has been trying out "ello." I'm sure you can message her here, but she may not answer you right away.

Date: 2014-10-09 12:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Actually, my husband is a former Witness. I will PM you my email address and I can put you in touch with him that way.

Date: 2014-10-09 07:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you so very much!

Date: 2014-10-09 05:40 pm (UTC)
ashbet: (Behind)
From: [personal profile] ashbet
I do not, unfortunately, but the study sounds fascinating.

If it's something you can share, later, I'd be interested in seeing it.


Date: 2014-10-09 07:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Since I'm not getting IRB approval, I'll be limited in how much I can share. Personal stories are off limits but I can certain share the literature review and any analysis.

Date: 2014-10-09 07:16 pm (UTC)
ashbet: (Behind)
From: [personal profile] ashbet
Very fair -- best of luck with your work! :)


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