Lizzy and Julie successfully left the polygamous group they were part of and have been working on rebuilding their lives outside of the community.
Lizzy and Julie were once members of a polygamous sect, which they decided to leave due to the oppressive and abusive environment they experienced. Their journey out of polygamy was featured on the reality TV series “Escaping Polygamy,” which documents the lives of individuals who have left or are in the process of leaving polygamous groups.
The show follows the efforts of three sisters who had previously left the Kingston Clan, a polygamous group, as they help others break free from similar situations. Lizzy and Julie’s escape was fraught with challenges, as leaving such communities often means being cut off from family and friends who remain inside. The emotional and logistical difficulties of leaving are significant, as members often have limited financial resources and little understanding of the outside world.
After their escape, Lizzy and Julie had to navigate a new life in mainstream society, which included dealing with the trauma of their past, finding employment, and often, pursuing education to gain independence. The show highlighted the support systems that are crucial for individuals like Lizzy and Julie, including counseling services, legal assistance, and the solidarity of those who have undergone similar experiences.
Their story is one of many that shed light on the complex and often hidden world of polygamous communities, and their courage in leaving continues to inspire others who may be seeking a way out of similar situations. While the show has ended, the impact of their decision to leave and the awareness it brought to the issues within polygamous groups remain significant.