Ep. 80: Laura Polk

My guest this week is the wonderful Laura Polk. She is an anthropologist, writer, and an online pioneer in critiquing and making space for people who are deconstructing purity culture. Her site, No Shame Movement, began in 2013 with the intent to “create a platform for people to discuss growing up in conservative Christian environments that were taught abstinence only and “unlearning” this ideology as adults.”

In this conversation, we talk about her life, purity culture, the intersection of race and religion, Bibleman, and much more.

Follow Laura @seelolago, and subscribe to her newsletter. She is also featured in a chapter of Linda Kay Klein’s book, Pure: Inside the Evangelical Movement That Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free, which is out now.

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