Nevada’s history of capital punishment is not unlike the rest of the United States. The state started in 1860 by hanging particular people who were guilty of first degree murder with various aggravating circumstances. Nevada has a long history with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is because of this history and […]Read More Women and Nevada’s Death Row: A Series
Jim Jones had a history with monkeys. In the early days of Peoples Temple, he raised money by importing spider monkeys from South America to Indiana and sold them door-to-door as pets for $29 each. During these sales, he invited potential buyers to his new church (see video below) and gained many followers along the […]Read More The Monkey of Jonestown
Okay. So every year is the “year of reading.” Nevertheless, the privilege to read is a beautiful one and I am grateful for having the opportunity to encounter so many beautiful works of art. To celebrate, I compiled a list of my favorite books I read this year. Enjoy. xoxoRead More 2018: Year of Reading
Trigger Warning: Contains subjects of abuse and imprisonment.Read More Part V: Scientology’s Californian Prison Camp
Trigger warning: The following contains details or mentions of suicide, self-harm, sexual assault, weight, height, gun violence and murder. Reader discretion advised.Read More Part IV: A Mysterious Death
The Church of Scientology uses all its resources to present a world of possibilities that no other religion can compare to. Their website shows off their various programs that help the unfortunate while candid photos of their aid to disaster areas are humbly plastered across the pages. They promise a better universe, salvation from evil. At first […]Read More Part III: Religion. Social Movement. Pyramid Scheme. Cult.
Before diving straight into the case of Shelly Miscavige, I wanted to give a brief background on the organization responsible for her disappearance.Read More Part II: Getting to Know Scientology
She was going to do it. She was finally going to do it. She was going to take over the world.Read More The Marvelous Life of Lady Toupee