"My dad had some paranoid ideas about the government so we didn't go to school and we never went to the doctor and I didn't have a birth certificate until I was nine years old."
"We weren't allowed to ride in cars or drive cars, weren't allowed to have radios, no indoor plumbing … and we weren't allowed to have much contact with the outside world."
"We were very disconnected … to the point where any conversations I had with anyone outside of the cult I would check what I said at the end of every day ... to make sure I hadn't said anything that would alert them that there was anything untoward going on."
"I never felt that I was missing out on anything. We knew what was out in the rest of the world."