There is a period of time after people leave the movement where they feel like the Belle of the Ball. Either from speaking publicly, being involved in a lawsuit, or by getting doxxed, it feels like everyone wants to talk to you.
How do you know who to trust? Who has you in mind, and not just your trauma porn?
Enter a Former's Favorite- Pete Simi!
Pete has been researching the violent far-right for decades at this point. He started surfing dial-up websites and eventually found himself sleeping at far-right headquarters and speaking the language fluently. What has he learned? Did he ever have fun?
We wanted Pete on to pick his brain and he ended up showing us that not everyone who is an academic is only out to get the data. There are so many people that just want to know you, and aren't out to get you. Pete is truly a great human being and we will surely have him on more. Enjoy!
If you're thinking of telling your story but don't know how, or who to talk to, let us help.