New Book Tells Woman’s Story of Jehovah’s Witness Excommunication
When Bridget Gaudette was 22 years old, she was orphaned. Her family and her friends shunned her, ostracizing her from their lives and excommunicating her for violating one of the tents of her Jehovah’s Witness faith.
Now, she’s launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund her book, “Grieving for the Living: Effects of Disownment in Adulthood.”
Host Jamila Bey spoke with Gaudette to talk about her own experiences and the need for support for those who find themselves without family for being authentic to themselves.