The inside story of author Blake Bailey’s grooming of middle-school girls.
A Popular Online Learning Platform Was Actually Created by an Underground Religious ‘Cult’
OneZero investigates remote learning platform Acellus and its cult leader, Roger Billings, who has been accused of violence and abuse.
Survivors of an International Buddhist Cult Share Their Stories
Matthew Remski investigates decades of abuse at Shambhala International.
“Somebody’s Gotta Help Me”
“But abuse by law enforcement inside jails remains largely out of sight and harder to document.” Phillip Garcia was in psychiatric crisis. In jail and in the hospital, guards responded with violent force and restrained him for almost 20 hours, until he died.
The Alabama “Corrections” System: An American Horror Story
“When you lay down to go to sleep, you better be prayed up, because there’s no guarantee you’re waking up.”
‘I Was Trapped Forever In This Present Tense’: Carmen Maria Machado on Surviving Abuse
“She was always afraid of my voice. That was the defining factor of our relationship — fear of what I would say and write and do. She’s afraid of … the narrative that I possess.”
When Running Toward Yourself Looks Like Running Away
Amber Leventry recalls how getting sober forced them to confront and reveal important truths about their identity.
Beatrix M. Rooney discovers a tragic secret that may explain her brother’s descent into cruelty and violence.
‘I couldn’t deal with it, it tore me apart’: surviving child sexual abuse
Tom Yarwood was assaulted by his musical mentor, an unnamed celebrated conductor, more than 20 times over the course of three years. Thirty years later, telling the story hasn’t become any easier.
‘I Knew It Was Not My Correct Life, Because It Asked Me To Mute My Voice.’
Reema Zaman on deciding she would no longer live to please men, and how women’s self-esteem and self-love is a revolutionary act of dissent.