27 episodes

Hello Deconstructionists! This podcast is a place to collectively share our stories and experiences of leaving high control religion, along with what it’s been like for us to find new practices that help us feel good and confident in ourselves. The title is a greeting and an invitation to join the conversation, especially to those of you who thought you were alone on this journey. Welcome to this big, wonderful community! You are good, you are loved, you are worthy.
All my love,
-M

Hello Deconstructionists Maggie (she/her)

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Hello Deconstructionists! This podcast is a place to collectively share our stories and experiences of leaving high control religion, along with what it’s been like for us to find new practices that help us feel good and confident in ourselves. The title is a greeting and an invitation to join the conversation, especially to those of you who thought you were alone on this journey. Welcome to this big, wonderful community! You are good, you are loved, you are worthy.
All my love,
-M

    25: You Can Trust Yourself with Sarah Hunt

    25: You Can Trust Yourself with Sarah Hunt

    Sarah Hunt (she/her) is a mental health and sex therapist based in West Michigan. She loves helping others recover from purity culture and sexual shame and learn how to access and trust their intuition. She is a queer exvangelical who is passionate about access to sex education, sleeping in, and her cat.

    Connect with Sarah:

    Website: https://www.youbloomtherapy.com/ | Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/youbloomtherapy/ 

    Connect with Maggie:

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hello_deconstructionists/ | Email: hello.decons@gmail.com

    Learn more about Amy's music:

    Amy's Website: ⁠⁠https://www.amyazzara.com/⁠ ⁠⁠ | Foray Music: ⁠⁠https://www.foraymusic.com/⁠⁠ | Amy's Instagram: ⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/amyazzara/⁠

    • 45 min
    24: "We Are So Magical" with Naveh Riles

    24: "We Are So Magical" with Naveh Riles

    Naveh Riles (she/her) is a 27 year old from Arizona who is passionate about healing, and helping others heal from religious trauma. And today she’s doing that by sharing her own experience here on the podcast!



    Connect with Maggie:

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hello_deconstructionists/ | Email: hello.decons@gmail.com



    Learn more about Amy's music:

    Amy's Website: ⁠⁠https://www.amyazzara.com/⁠ ⁠⁠ | Foray Music: ⁠⁠https://www.foraymusic.com/⁠⁠ | Amy's Instagram: ⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/amyazzara/⁠

    • 50 min
    23: Coming Home to Kansas (Knappsters Review Kansas 25)

    23: Coming Home to Kansas (Knappsters Review Kansas 25)

    Four Jennifer Knapp fans review the Kansas 25 album!

    Holly Daly, Holly Collins, Bethanee Riddle, and Maggie share their thoughts on the Kansas album then and now. We talk through our previous understandings of the music, some of the ways we've reimagined it, and of course Jennifer Knapp's glorious vocals!



    *Music shared with permission*



    Connect with Jennifer Knapp:

    The Dot Com: https://jenniferknapp.com/ | Patreon: https://jenniferknapp.com/patreon/ | Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jenniferknappmusic/?hl=en 



    Connect with Maggie:

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hello_deconstructionists/ | Email: hello.decons@gmail.com



    Learn more about Amy's music:

    Amy's Website: ⁠⁠https://www.amyazzara.com/⁠ ⁠⁠ | Foray Music: ⁠⁠https://www.foraymusic.com/⁠⁠ | Amy's Instagram: ⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/amyazzara/⁠

    • 1 hr 21 min
    22: A New Kansas with Jennifer Knapp

    22: A New Kansas with Jennifer Knapp

    Jennifer Knapp is a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, author, speaker and advocate. In her rich musical career, she has earned four Dove Awards and two Grammy nominations. With a considerable fan base and critical and commercial success, Knapp walked away from music in 2002 at the height of her career. After a seven-year hiatus she returned in 2010 with a renewed passion for music. As the first major artist in the Christian music world to speak openly about LGBTQ identity, her unique position created opportunities for national dialogue. In 2012 Knapp founded the non-profit organization Inside Out Faith, through which she continues to speak and perform nationally as an advocate for LGBTQ & faith issues. A true Renaissance woman, Knapp recently completed a Master’s Degree in Theological Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School.

    *Music shared with permission*

    Connect with Jennifer Knapp:

    The Dot Com: https://jenniferknapp.com/ | Patreon: https://jenniferknapp.com/patreon/ | Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jenniferknappmusic/?hl=en

    Connect with Maggie:

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hello_deconstructionists/ | Email: hello.decons@gmail.com

    Learn more about Amy's music:

    Amy's Website: ⁠⁠https://www.amyazzara.com/⁠ ⁠⁠ | Foray Music: ⁠⁠https://www.foraymusic.com/⁠⁠ | Amy's Instagram: ⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/amyazzara/⁠

    • 1 hr 3 min
    21: A Mormon Sexual Awakening with Kristi

    21: A Mormon Sexual Awakening with Kristi

    My guest today is Kristi (she/her) who shares about her faith journey on her instagram account: @kristiannhyde. Kristi is a late blooming bi woman in a hetero-passing marriage with two beautiful children. She has a love for reading, writing, and home renovation shows. And her favorite thing to do is laugh.

    Connect with Kristi:

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kristiannhyde/

    Connect with Maggie:

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hello_deconstructionists/ | Email: hello.decons@gmail.com

    Learn more about Amy's music:

    Amy's Website: ⁠⁠https://www.amyazzara.com/⁠ ⁠⁠ | Foray Music: ⁠⁠https://www.foraymusic.com/⁠⁠ | Amy's Instagram: ⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/amyazzara/⁠

    • 48 min
    20: Leaving and Leaving Again with Sam Sellers

    20: Leaving and Leaving Again with Sam Sellers

    Sam is a Queer Aussie Therapist, specialising in religious trauma. She is a religious trauma survivor, a wife, mama to cavoodle Naya and lover of stories. In her work she is equal parts compassion, sarcasm and humour, providing a welcoming and non-judgemental space where you can laugh, cry, scream or all three in the one session. She has her own podcast called Beyond the Surface where she amplifies the voices and stories of those navigating religious trauma and deconstruction.



    Connect with Sam:

    Website: https://anchoredcounsellingservices.com.au/welcome-to-inside-the-therapy-room/ | Beyond the Surface Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/4m4UsUynYaRYX11xn5FKgX?si=f257b17640c74768 | Inside the Therapy Room Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/0IpgYhIfPqljHr0c6fv5go?si=b5e4916490a6453a | Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/anchoredcounsellingservices/ 

    Connect with Maggie:

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hello_deconstructionists/ | Email: hello.decons@gmail.com



    Learn more about Amy's music:

    Amy's Website: ⁠⁠https://www.amyazzara.com/⁠ ⁠⁠ | Foray Music: ⁠⁠https://www.foraymusic.com/⁠⁠ | Amy's Instagram: ⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/amyazzara/⁠

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

emilee crowder ,

validating, comforting & relatable

these conversations are not only enlightening & empowering but they are so VALIDATING. to hear others’ experiences in an area that has felt isolating & painful for so many of us is simply wonderful. maggie does an incredible job creating a safe space for ALL & fosters compassion so intentionally.

EmilyMaynard_thx ,

Stories for Connection

Personal stories about changing faith and leaving high control religion. This podcast is calm, interesting, and hopefully makes you feel less alone!

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