I was brought up in a Jehovah’s Witness family in Italy. I was indoctrinated as a child, and trapped within the religion. I knew that something wasn’t right and I felt like I didn’t belong anywhere. I saw hypocrisy and abuse within the Jehovah’s Witnesses. I was torn between supporting and respecting my mother’s wishes, and doing what was right for me. At twenty one years of age, I managed to escape the organisation. My story shows how the religion traps children like me and how difficult it is to leave. I try to give an accurate account of what happened to me and how the religion has impacted my life.
I want to show others it is possible to escape.