Newsweek article, April 2023
Newsweek reporter Sophie Lloyd interviewed me about my being a cult torture survivor with DID (Dissociative Identity “Disorder”) as a direct result, and an author.
I talk about a common abuse scenario cults often do, combined with mind control, to keep their child victims silent; another abuse scenario some cults do to convince victims that the cult is all powerful and all seeing; three of the interconnected, intergenerational cults my parents belonged to; how my parents just looked like overprotective, Conservative people to others; and more.
I hope this article will help other cult survivors know they’re not alone, help those who love us or work with us, and help others believe and hear us. I believe that when we talk about our trauma (and our healing) it can help others in their healing as well.
Radio Interviews With The Author
- Matters Of The Mind on ListenUp Radio – Cheryl talks on being an incest and torture survivor, why she writes, and her books SCARS, STAINED, and HUNTED, and about being an incest and ritual abuse survivor. Feb 19, 2014.
- Relationships 101 with Dr. Beth Erickson: Relationships 101 – Brutalized by a Spouse, Surviving Ritual Child Sex Abuse” on WebTalk Radio
- Among Friends Invites Cheryl Rainfield Into The House
- Dr Beth. Relationships 101: Brutalized by a Spouse, Surviving Ritual Child Sex Abuse (30 minutes in)
- Big Blend Radio: Champagne Sundays (Hunted)
- A Q&A with Scars author Cheryl Rainfield on Torontoist
- Writing About Sensitive Topics for Young Adults With Authors: Ellen Hopkins, Cheryl Rainfield, and Jay Asher By Kerrie Flanagan on WOW Women On Writing
- Drawing On My Past To Write for ALAN Review
- Cheryl Rainfield, A Hero For Girls: Guest Post by YA Author Jennifer Brown on Stacked
- Author Interview with Cheryl Rainfield on Lori Calabrese
- Author Interview: Cheryl Rainfield on A Good Addiction
- Women Who Rock Wednesday: Cheryl Rainfield on Life, Words, & Rock n’ Roll
- Cover Stories: Scars by Cheryl Rainfield with Melissa Walker on Unabashedly Bookish: The BN Community Blog
- Facing Book Challenges: Two Canadian Authors’ Experiencesin Freedom To Read Volume 28, 2012.
- Toronto Tuesdays with Cheryl Rainfield on Where the (Not-So) Wild Things Are
- Interview With Cheryl Rainfield on MindYourMind.ca
- Author Friday: Cheryl Rainfield with YA author Catherine Ryan Hyde
- Interview With Cheryl Rainfield, author of Scars on Young Adult Books – What We’re Reading Now
- Interview with Cheryl Rainfield, Author of Scars with Alyson Beecher at Kid Lit Frenzy
- Writer Wednesday: Cheryl Rainfield with writer Shari Maurer
- Blog Tour Interview with Cheryl Rainfield on Pirate Penguin Reads
- Sex Abuse Realities: Author Interview With Cheryl Rainfield on Writing Is A Blessing
- An SAT With Cheryl Rainfield: A Query That Worked on Writer, Writer, Pants On Fire with Mindy McGinnis
- Toronto Tuesdays: Interview With Cheryl Rainfield with Claudia Osmond on One Word At A Time
- Pride Week Guest Post from Cheryl Rainfield: More Than Coming Out on Write All The Words with E. Kristin Anderson
- Kid Lit Can, with Susan Hughes: Sex, and Drugs, and Rock and Roll: Writing Edgy Ya (Part 1) By Susan Hughes & Submitted by kateburgess, on OpenBook
- Kid Lit Can, with Susan Hughes: Sex, and Drugs, and Rock and Roll: Writing Edgy Ya (Part 2), By Susan Hughes & Submitted by kateburgess, on OpenBook
- Publication Road With Cheryl Rainfield on Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile
- Guest Post with Cheryl Rainfield on La Femme Readers
- SCARS fan art by Sophistikatied Reviews
- Guest Post: What are three books that have held some type of significance for you throughout your life, and why? on Flipping Pages For All Ages
- Author Interview on The Book Scout
- Rock This! Thursday: Author Interview With Cheryl Rainfield on Just Your Typical Book Blog
- Guest Post for Writing, Reading, and Healing Week on Reclusive Bibliophile
- Guest Post – See Art by Cheryl Rainfield on A Good Addiction
- Guest Post: See More Art by Cheryl Rainfield, Author of SCARS on Confessions of a Bookaholic
- Get Lost In An Edgy YA Interview by Maureen McGowan on Get Lost In A Story
- Bibliophilia – Maggie
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