O I remember this day very well, this was the worst day of my life. My wish is to one day forget this day ever happened. It was like a nightmare come true and this one really did happen! I don't know how mom my permitted this, I mean come on I was only 14 when I got to marry my first cousin, Allen Glade Steed. I still look back and wonder how religion can chage a person so much, to the point were a person's religion can even be more important than your very own family. Hopefully though I will forget and I know that I am sooner or later with the help of my husband Lamont Barlow.
6/30/2014 04:50:35 am

Dear Elissa, I have read your book twice now and have been equally moved both times. I am not of the LDS or FLDS faith but I do enjoy learning about people and cultures. I am an RN in San Diego, CA and a survivor of DV by my ex husband...key word here is EX! I had first read "Escape" by Carolyn Jessop then yours; all I can say is WOW! I am amazed by your strength and your ability to flee not only one abuser but what appears to be an abusive culture you were clearly trapped in. I found a common thread in both yours and Carolyn's memoirs and that was that you both knew something wasn't right at a very young age and you had the strength to do something about it. Thank you for sharing your story. You are an amazing woman.


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    Elissa Wall

    I would just like to thank you all for the support you have helped me alot, trying to forget about my past.


    December 2012