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Ep. 2: Escape Part 2

Updated: Jun 15, 2019

During the second half of Emma’s story we dive into what her new life is like after leaving her Mennonite community. Talking with Emma give me a look into what the modern world looks like from the perspective of a complete outsider.

Learning how to use a microwave, having running water, opening up a bank account or just walking on carpeted floors. These are all experiences I feel just have always been with me —Experiences I cannot recall any first times. But for Emma, she could recall all these firsts.

She was able to look at the world in a way I don’t believe many of us will ever get to. She has fantasized about what she believed the modern world would be like, versus the world she is now a part of.

Although it was brave of Emma to leave, it was even braver of her to stay and face all of her challenges. She has overcome so many things. Her ongoing story will inspire so many.


This episode of A Different View Podcast was hosted, researched and edited by LaShaina Blair-White.

Music played during this episode is by Josh Lippi and The Overtimers, Ashley Shadow, Anno Domini Beats and Wayne Jones,

Thank you to Emma for allowing me to share your story and to my husband Bevan Hamilton for everything you do.

And a very special thanks to all of you. Thank you for your shares, downloads and support. I’m forever grateful.

And lastly, your support means everything. So if you’d like to do more than just share, rate and download, kindly consider supporting us on Patreon. Something as little as $2 dollars a month can make a huge difference in allowing us to continue this dream and put more into it.

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P.S. If you'd like to read the full version of Emma's story that she wrote for a CBC Non-fiction writing prize, you can do that here.

Thank you.

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