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Purity Culture - The Shaming Of A Generation: A Conversation With Linda Kay Klein

This Is Not Church Podcast

In this episode we chat with Linda Kay Klein. Linda Kay Klein (she/her) is author of the award-winning book, Pure: Inside the Evangelical Movement that Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free. She is also a religious deconstruction & purity culture recovery coach, and the founder and president Break Free Together, a not-for-profit organization serving individuals recovering from gender- and sexuality-based religious trauma. Linda has spoken around the world from the TEDx stage to The Apollo’s Women of the World Festival. Her work has been featured by the New York Times, NPR, CBS, NBC, Elle Magazine, and over 150 other outlets. Linda is a trained Our Whole Lives (OWL) sexuality education facilitator, and holds an interdisciplinary Masters degree in gender, sexuality and religion from New York University. Linda has worked in the social change sector for over two decades. Her background includes founding a program on how to find and follow your purpose used in over 200 universities for the social entrepreneurship incubator, Echoing Green, and working with million dollar donors supporting women and girls through Women Moving Millions. Linda is married to a writer and social change agent who inspires her every day, and has a daughter in diapers and another in college. You can connect with Linda on: FacebookTwitterInstagram You can find all things Linda Kay Klein related at her website You can purchase Linda's book on Amazon.com You can connect with us on    FacebookInstagram TwitterTikTokYouTube Also check out our Linktree for all things This Is Not Church related Each episode of This Is Not Church Podcast is expertly engineered by our producer The Podcast Doctor Eric Howell. If you’re thinking of starting a podcast you need to connect with Eric!

1hr 5mins

25 Jul 2022

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The Dangers of Purity Culture (with Linda Kay Klein) | Ep 84

The Sex Therapy Podcast

Have you ever heard of purity culture? Chances are you have as it was a major force within many Christian fundamentalist churches in the 1990s and 2000s. But what exactly is purity culture? And what has the effect of purity culture been to generations of Christians who now have difficulty connecting with their partners. Even worse, how has purity culture made these people feel about themselves, their self worth, and value as a human being? In this episode of the Sex Therapy Podcast, Linda Kay Klien, author of Pure: Inside the Evangelical Movement that Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free, joins Dr. Jacobson to discuss all things purity culture. Plus, Dr. Jacobson gives advice to a 33 year old man who just found out his fiancé cheated on him 2 years ago and he offers a review the Lotus Bloom tickler palm vibrator from HerSpot.Do you have a sex or relationship question you would like answered on the podcast? You can email your question to questions@sextherapypodcast.com or if you are inside the U.S. you can call 1-616-DRCALEB.

50mins

24 Jul 2022

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53. The Sound of the Genuine with Linda Kay Klein

Inspired Life Project

In Episode 53 of the Inspired Life Project Podcast Maggie interviews Linda Kay Klein, Author, Coach and President of Break Free Together. Today we are discussing religious beliefs and how to find a connection to genuine self. For show notes and to learn more visit inspiredlifeproject.com Follow Maggie on Instagram @maggie_inspiredlife

55mins

23 Jun 2022

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Episode 68 | Let's Talk About: Deconstructing Purity Culture w/ Author Linda Kay Klein

Woman Being

Linda Kay Klein is the author of the award-winning book, Pure: Inside the Evangelical Movement that Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free. She has spent the last two decades exposing purity culture as the founder and president of Breaking Free Together, and she has helped thousands of people as a religious deconstruction and purity culture coach. She has her interdisciplinary Masters degree in gender, sexuality, and religion from New York University. Follow Linda: https://www.instagram.com/lindakayklein/ Resources Mentioned: Come as You Are by Emily Nagoski: https://bit.ly/3JmG448 Break Free Together: https://lindakayklein.com/break-free-together/ ---            Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womanbeingpodcast/ Website: https://www.womanbeingcommunity.com/

1hr 12mins

12 Apr 2022

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#113: Unoriginal Sin: Our Big Mistake (HOTW:Linda Kay Klein)

Heretic Happy Hour

In our new "Pillars of the Faith" series, the Heretics take on Original Sin and the "Fall of Man" in the Garden. Plus, Linda Kay Klein, author of the award-winning book, Pure: Inside the Evangelical Movement That Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free, is our Heretic of the Week!

1hr 5mins

12 Oct 2021

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Reflections on "Pure" by Linda Kay Klein

Mangled Spaces

Purity Culture- the Evangelical movement that had a lasting yet detrimental impact on a generation. Listen in as Mel and Tash dive into a book that rocked both their worlds. Get ready because this conversation is just getting started..

37mins

7 Oct 2021

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Linda Kay Klein on Breaking Free from Sexual Shame

More to Her Story: The Podcast

Linda Kay Klein is the founder and president of Break Free Together, a nonprofit storytelling organization dedicated to helping people - particularly young women - release shame from so-called "purity" culture. Her work was born out of 16 years of research for her award-winning book, Pure: Inside the Evangelical Movement that Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free.Linda has spoken around the world from the TEDx stage to The Apollo’s Women of the World Festival. Her work has been featured by the New York Times, NPR, CBS, NBC, Elle Magazine, and 150 other outlets. You can follow Linda on Twitter @LindaKayKlein and order her latest book at lindakayklein.com/pure

48mins

3 Sep 2021

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3. Dismantling Purity Culture with Linda Kay Klein

Flaws of Attraction

In this weeks episode of the podcast, I talk with New York Times best-selling author @lindakayklien of Pure: Inside the Evangelical Movement That Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free, about her experience gathering case studies of purity culture survivors from across America, over 16 years. Her personal experience being woken up to the realization that she was dissociated from her body, and her program @breakfreetogether - a place or to process for purity culture survivorsLet's connect@lindakayklienwww.lindakayklien.com@j.t.t.v

1hr 15mins

9 Aug 2021

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Purity Culture in Church Circles: A Conversation with Linda Kay Klein

Rector's Cupboard

Linda Kay Klein has written one of the best books examining the phenomenon of purity culture in the 1990’s (and early 2000’s) within much of Christian religious culture. We are pleased to speak with Linda about her book, about what purity culture was and is, and about its impact. If your growing up included church in the 1990’s then you may well be familiar with purity culture. While Linda Kay Klein describes the American experience, Canadian evangelical culture was also largely impacted by the purity movement. The book “Pure” does not simply castigate the past. Rather, there is understanding of motivation and impact of the movement. Linda Kay Klein describes the negative impact of purity culture on self-worth, morality, and religion. She points to a positive and hopeful way forward. For more information on Linda, her work, and her organization check out her website. 

1hr 16mins

21 May 2021

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Linda Kay Klein

Pure to Pieces

Linda Kay Klein, author of Pure: Inside the Evangelical Movement That Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free, has researched Purity Culture for over 15 years and is the founder of Break Free Together. Linda and Morgan talk about art as social change and why we need comprehensive sex education. Linda is the founder of "Break Free Together" where she hosts story exchanges and dinner parties to help people get closer to bring free. https://lindakayklein.com/contact/--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/morgan-mcgill/support

38mins

11 Mar 2021

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