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Look Inside. Jun 04, Minutes Buy. She volunteered to take the message to China, where the preaching she did was illegal and could result in her expulsion or worse. Here, she had some distance from her community for the first time. Immersion in a foreign language and culture—and a whole new way of thinking—turned her world upside down, and eventually led her to lose all that she had been sure was true. To support herself, she found work at a Chinese language learning podcast, hiding her real purpose from her coworkers. Now with a creative outlet, getting to know worldly people for the first time, she began to understand that there were other ways of seeing the world and living a fulfilling life.
Exiting a Religion and Finding a Life
Amber Scorah is a writer in Brooklyn, NY. Amber became a parental leave advocate after the loss of her son Karl on his first day in childcare, and was named one of the most influential people in Brooklyn culture by Brooklyn Magazine. Amber is fluent in Mandarin Chinese. A third-generation Jehovah's Witness, Amber Scorah had devoted her life to sounding God's warning of impending Armageddon. She volunteered to take the message to China, where the preaching she did was illegal and could result in her expulsion or worse Amber Scorah. Best Sellers. Add to Cart failed. Please try again later. Add to Wish List failed.
As a teen in Vancouver in the s, writer Amber Scorah says she would steal moments away to get her hands on classic novels at local bookstores. While the bestsellers were off-limits to the girl - they were considered "worldly" - she figured no one in her community would bat an eye at her taking a break from her regular required reading to dive into the worlds of D. Lawrence, Charles Dickens, or other canonical novelists. Amber Scorah. It's no wonder, perhaps, that at eight years old, Scorah's life ambitions were logged in a recently-unearthed family keepsake book as that of wanting to be an artist and a writer. But in later years, that same memory book shows an evolving ambition for Scorah: she wanted to be a pioneer.