Filmmaker Bexy Cameron was born into the Children of God, one of the world’s most notorious cults. She joins us to share the story of her upbringing and escape.
Bexy was 9 years old when she experienced her first exorcism, held in a secret commune deep in the British countryside. At 10, she was placed on Silence Restriction, forced to be silent for a whole year. Even from an early age, she knew what was happening was not right. At the age of 15, she escaped, leaving behind her parents and 11 siblings. In this episode of the How To Academy Podcast, she tells us her family came to be part of the Children of God, and how she found the courage to get out.
Praise for Bexy Cameron’s Cult Following:
Bexy Cameron has achieved a remarkable feat: deftly interweaving her intensely personal memoir with a wider examination of the common threads that run through cults across the world – all revealed through elegant, sharp-eyed prose. I marveled again and again at her courage, compassion and curiosity. An extraordinary book by an extraordinary woman. ― Jessica Moor, author of Keeper
A harrowing-but-moving story. ― Stylist
A vivid, emotional and almost unbelievable account. ― The Daily Mail
‘Raw, brave and vulnerable. Told with such clarity and purpose.’ ― Maxine Mei-Fung Chung