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'Master, would you brand me? It would be an honor.'
Scarred is Sarah Edmondson's compelling memoir of her recruitment into the NXIVM cult, the 12 years she spent within the organization (during which she enrolled over 2,000 members), her breaking point, and her harrowing fight to get out, to expose the leadership, to help others, and to heal. This is also a story about abuses of power, female trust and friendship, and how sometimes the search to be 'better' can override everything else.
Sarah Edmondson is a Canadian actress and playwright who has starred in the CBS series Salvation and more than twelve films for the Hallmark Channel and Lifetime. She is also a well-established voice-over artist for popular series such as Transformers: Cybertron and My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. She is featured in the CBC podcast Uncover: Escaping NXIVM and The Vow, the upcoming HBO documentary series on NXIVM. Kristine Gasbarre is the author of the memoir How to Love an American Man, as well as the co-writer of the #1 New York Times bestselling Etched in Sand by Regina Calcaterra. Her work has been featured in such media outlets as People, Glamour, and the Oprah Winfrey Network.
Prologue: The Initiation
Part One: Ethical Value Exchange (2005-2009)
Part Two: The Golden Years (2009-2012)
Part Three: Blowing It Up (2013-2017)
Illusion of Hope