It's Tara's moving day! We all know how stressful it is to pick up everything and move to a new place, and all of the expenses involved. She needs a little bit of help getting started with her new life, please give what you can. Tara will update us in a few days when she's at her new home in Austin.
Hello, I'm Tara Reile, you may have seen me on the TV show, Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.
I was adopted at the age of 2 into the cult of Scientology, an organization known for its strange beliefs and terrible abuse. As a teenager I was sent to the Mace-Kingsley ranch for 2 years. The ranch was sold as a $30,000 per year private Scientology school, but in reality it was a penal labor camp, with no formal education. The actual cost over two years was $150,000 because of all the forced confessions I had to undergo as a child at $3000 each.
The stories of abuse are endless, but I’ve been locked in a sauna for 3 hours fearing for my life, thrown in a frozen lake for trying to eat a banana, and walked miles through mountains daily to fetch drinking water from a muddy stream. Myself and others were completely discarded by our families, treated as adults in little bodies and left to fend for ourselves. It was truly a horrendous place beyond belief.
This is very difficult to write. As hard as my time at the Ranch was, the past ten years have been a real struggle. I've gone through an abusive relationship, physical and sexual assaults, suicide attempts, depression, financial struggles, etc. In spite of all this, I refuse to break and I am going to fight for a bright future and for my two beautiful children.
Asking for any kind of help goes against my nature, but I’m told that people want to help so I guess this is me trying to swallow my pride, put the past in the past, and start fresh.
Because I spoke out, I’m now being declared a Suppressive Person and much of my family is disconnecting from me. Family members tried hard to shut down the show, even telling me that I would be personally responsible for millions of deaths at the hands of psychiatrists!
To make a long story short, I really need to relocate to Austin, Texas (from Toledo, Ohio) with my two children.
The schools are much better there, I have work lined up, their fathers live in the area, and it will give us a new beginning. I’m receiving therapy for C-PTSD and I know I am still full of potential and hopes and dreams.
Any help provided will be used to help with moving, car repairs, rent, some small debts, and hopefully a little buffer while we settle in so I can ease the financial stress.
I’ve already had such an outpouring of support, thank you all so much for the love you’ve shown me.
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