Olivia Plath feels less ‘crazy’ after seeing ‘Duggar’ Doc

Olivia Plath had eaten “Bright Happy People” and reveals how thrilled she is with the revealed secrets close to home.

Olivia Plath lived the same life

Olivia Plath feels less'crazy' as Doc shares Duggar family secrets

The star of her big family reality TV show Welcome to Plathville shares how crazy the similarities are between the Duggar kids’ lives and their own growing up family. “That was my life up until a few years ago,” Plath admitted.

She shared the news on Instagram Story, calling it “a little triggering to watch.” She continues with the revealing message. “It shows solidarity when other people speak up and say: ‘Yes, you’re not crazy, that happened to me too.’ I know about it.’ It’s healing in a way.”

Plath received so much support from fans, friends, and even family members who had no idea how awful it was for her and her sister to grow up sharing the same fundamentalist religion as the Duggar kids.

Olivia Plath followed the fans

Olivia Plath feels less'crazy' as Doc shares Duggar family secrets

Following the shocking Instagram Live post, Plath decided to go live on Instagram with her sister to thank fans for their support and encourage them to share more of their story. She said she received an “overwhelming reaction from people saying, ‘Please, let’s talk about this.'”

She and Lydia, her sister, decided to speak out about her experiences as an “ex-[fundamentalist] and ex-cult kids.” She spoke boldly. “I will say the area in which my public life exists; There are a lot of things I can’t say.”

The shock continued. “There are a lot of things I want to say about religion, about my past, about the world I went straight back to, and I didn’t know I should say them in the public space that exists for me, so I will I do get on, get on, move forward [Instagram] instead of this.”

Olivia Plath explains her experience

Olivia Plath feels less'crazy' as Doc shares Duggar family secrets

The TLC reality star updated her fans. “To be honest, my experience was pretty negative. There are many things that make me laugh now because what else is there to do?”

Plath also shared that she is “not religious anymore.” She’s delighted when the doctor reveals things she’s been denying for years. Stepping out of her comfort zone, she hugged a YouTube couple who have dedicated their channel to fighting fundamentalist religions.

“Jennifer + James…or as some of you probably know them, Fundie Fridays.” 🥰 It was an honor to document her day + her love. When Jennifer emailed me and asked if I could photograph her wedding, I couldn’t lie, it made my head spin a bit,” she admits.

Olivia continues, “Growing up as a Fundie kid, deconstructing yourself as an adult, and then photographing the marriage of two of the main voices in Fundie Snark/Accountability is a moment that comes full circle. Maybe worth a few circles.”

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The documentary was released a few days ago and contained four hour-long episodes exposing the IBLP church. A Christian organization that former members have described as a cult of sorts.

Jill Duggar appeared with her husband and shared how religion took over her family and separated her siblings. Other people who grew up in the faith are also interviewed and share the scars the belief left on them.

They also address the harassment the Duggar daughter endured while living under the roof of her predatory older brother, Josh Duggar. It’s hard to watch, especially listening to Jill tell the story from her own mouth.

Dustin Huang

Dustin Huang is a 24ssports U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Dustin Huang joined 24ssports in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: dustinhuang@24ssports.com.

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