Hello friends and kind strangers. After many years of writing about photography and marketing, I’ve decided to pivot and try writing about the more personal and relevant topics that have been rattling around in my brain. Hopefully getting them down onto the page/screen will help them coalesce into something useful/interesting…

In my last year in the Unification Church, I worked for a non-profit called The International Interreligious Federation for World Peace (IIFWP), one of the Church’s many front groups. The core work involved putting on conferences and related events that surreptitiously forwarded the mission and ethos of the Unification Church…

The term “love bombing” seems to have come into the cultural consciousness in a big way in the past several years, perhaps because of the prevalence of toxic behavior in arenas like online dating. Culturally we’re at a point where the term gets tossed around quite casually. …

Jen Kiaba

Artist, Educator, Childhood Cult Survivor

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