Vyckie Garrison with present a special program for HFCF on Friday, April 15, 2016, 6 p.m., at the YWCA Bridge Center, 127-40 S. College Road, Wilmington, NC. The program is free and open to the public. You are invited to bring light snacks to share.
Please RSVP at the HFCF Meetup.com site, by clicking here. (You will need to create a free Meetup.com account and join the HFCF group on Meetup to respond.)
You can also find this event on the HFCF Facebook page.
Vyckie was once a prominent member of the Quiverfull community, a rapidly growing Christian fundamentalist movement that bans birth control and encourages huge, “Biblical families” such as the Duggar Family of TLCs 19 and Counting fame.
Garrison edited and published a Christian “pro-life, pro-family” newspaper for 16+ years in northeast Nebraska while home-churching, home birthing, and home schooling seven children. She made waves when she left the Quiverfull movement, divorced her husband, and began speaking out against the lifestyle.
Vyckie has appeared on Al Jezeera, CNN Tonight, Inside Edition, The Joy Behar Show, The Secret Lives of Women, The Story with Dick Gordon, as well as numerous podcasts and radio programs including Thom Hartmann, The Friendly Atheist, The Thinking Atheist, Living After Faith and Godless Bitches.
Garrison is The American Atheist Association’s current Atheist of the Year.
She is a well-respected adversary of Biblical patriarchy and the damages that it can inflict. She started the blog “No Longer Quivering” to provide support to women and children who are escaping abusive religious movements and to provide the public with accurate and compassionate information on the unique challenges faced by the spiritually abused.