Shelly Snow Pordea is author of The Tracing Time Trilogy, a story which spans three generations of women who find their way in the world while seeking to save themselves and those they love. A timely message for a planet faced with irreversible damage, Tracing Time explores the potential of learning from the past in order to save our future. This time-travel love story is simply a message of hope and light for humanity and the planet we share.
Her first children's book, The Hug Who Had No Arms, debuted on Amazon as a #1 bestseller in several categories. Inspired by a time when the world seemed to stop hugging, Shelly took to her love of drawing and storytelling to create a children's tale to help families express love through the strange practice of social distancing.
Shelly is a cult survivor using her voice through the power of storytelling in order to promote change. A victim of childhood sexual abuse, she reached out to church leaders as a teenager, only to be “handled” in a culture of shame and misogyny. Today, she advocates for survivors of spiritual, sexual, and institutional abuse with #igotout, and is writing a memoir about her experiences.
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Shelly speaks to groups, schools, and organizations about her experiences in the cult, getting out, and becoming an entrepreneur.
Shelly is a collaborator with igotout.org, a consortium of cult survivors supporting the #igotout movement.