My name is Claire Ashman & I’m a cult survivor.

Who am I? My name is Claire Ashman and I am a Brisbane (Australia) based wife, mother, budding author, TEDx speaker and Anti-Cult Campaigner. I’m also a foodie, coffee snob, passionate networker and I love to travel!

I was born, raised and birthed 9 children in an ultrareligious Catholic sect based in Melbourne. I’m now sharing how the prevalence of cults and cult-like thinking affects everyday people.

How Asking Too Many Questions Saved Me

In this TedX talk I cover how often we follow rules blindly. When is it right to question authority? The cruel reality is that living by giving into other people’s thoughts, ideas and actions can kill you.

I Escaped a Cult After 28 Years

This is an interview I had with Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes on the English based This Morning TV program.

Lessons from a Cult Survivor

In Australia there are over 3000 cults, with some 600,000 members, meaning we all know, or have had contact with at least one person who is a member of a cult.

Cult Survivor to Free Thinking Driver

Ever wondered what it might be like inside a cult? In this TEDX talk I give you in insight into what it is like to be in a cult – and what it’s like to ‘escape’ and live life to the fullest.

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