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Lisa Kerr
Lisa Kerr is a fiction writer, essayist, and blogger. Her work has appeared in publications such as Huffington Post, New York magazine,, Rewire, DailyKos. In 2010, Lisa began writing a personal blog about her time in a religious fundamentalist program called Master’s Commission. The blog, My Cult Life, became a national sensation, garnering the attention of such places as, NPR, Huffington Post’s TED Weekends, the Oprah Winfrey Network, Discovery Channel and more. For more information about Lisa's work, visit her official website.

Entries by Lisa Kerr

Why Quitting Writing Was the Best Thing That Happened to Me

(0) Comments | Posted May 2, 2016 | 7:46 AM

My Good Earth tea has one of those inspirational yet condescending quotes written on its side:

Every man dies. Not every man really lives.
--William Wallace

I suppose you could say it spoke to me, but I think it was more like a slap in the face from the...

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13 Lessons I've Learned From Turning My Blog Into a Business

(3) Comments | Posted September 2, 2014 | 10:18 AM

In the past four years, I've managed to turn my blog into an actual business. It wasn't what I'd set out to do when I began blogging, but it was a natural extension of my love of writing and teaching, and a byproduct of having a father who is an...

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How Cults Gain Power Over an Individual: a True Story

(71) Comments | Posted September 27, 2013 | 8:00 AM

Click here to read an original op-ed from the TED speaker who inspired this post and watch the TEDTalk below.

When I heard Diane Benscoter's TEDTalk, I felt like I was listening to myself. Like Diane, I was a 17-year-old idealist when I was recruited into...

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