Follows the Remnant Fellowship Church and its leader Gwen Shamblin Lara. Exploring Lara’s fame and power as a diet guru and church leader, and truth behind her carefully curated image, detailing the controversial practices of the church. content warnings: body
LuLaRich is a four-part docuseries that chronicles the unraveling of LuLaRoe. Known for their buttery soft leggings, the infamous multi-level marketing company went viral promising young mothers a work-from-home salvation. LuLaRoe’s eccentric founders recruited an astonishing army of independent retailers
In the early 2000s, when connecting with other fans of Final Fantasy VII, a young person is invited to live with others in the fandom, but things quickly turn dour. content warnings: abuse, unsanitary
Sarah Green escaped her mother’s cult 22 years ago. She still thinks about those she left behind. (content warning: sexual abuse, physical abuse)
A story of idealism and desire, of Californian sex communes….and three-hour orgasms Content warnings for sexual assault
As some of the leading lights of the wellness sector face allegations of sexual misconduct, Olivia Petter examines the consequences of cult-like mentalities that have become synonymous with the industry Content warnings: sexual assault mentions.
A close look at the earliest days of QAnon, showing Q’s origins in, and relationship to, broader 4chan culture. WARNING: primary sources may be vile. Content warnings: antisemitism & antisemitic slurs, racism & racist slurs, violence
Multi Level Marketing (MLM) schemes are a drain on our society. Its participants either build the pyramid taller, or get squashed by it.
The boutique fitness phenomenon sold exclusivity with a smile, until a toxic atmosphere and a push for growth brought the whole thing down.
Searching for the soul of America in Mormon mommy blogger Instagram.