Give Me Back My Children —
The Compelling story of a young woman’s courage, being born, raised and married in the sheltered dictatorship of FLDS Cult under the leadership and rule of Warren Jeffs.
At eighteen I entered into an arranged marriage and happily fell in love with the love of my life. Richard S Allred was the grandson and personal bodyguard to leader Rulon Jeffs and later Warren Jeffs. I lived my full married life in close surveillance of the Prophets family.
A mother of six and wife of fourteen years, I lived for my family and lived wholeheartedly my religion. Learning early on how to open my arms heart and home to plural wives. I being the first of five wive’s was often used to set the example and a number of times were punished for our families shortcomings. Being taught that I was earning my crown in the Eternities I was determined to do it as flawless as humanly possible.
As the Leadership adjusted our world was turned upside down and shaken. My Husband was appointed a founder of the different secrets that were transpiring that people would only hear about years later.
I was often put in a place of “Repentance” told to humble myself to be worthy of my blessings. not being allowed to talk to or have any communication with anyone for months and sometimes years at a time. My children continually were kept from me and finally ripped away and I was cast out Forever
Being cast out, thrown into a world I was taught to abhor and fear my entire life. Entirely stripped of everything, home, family, friends, seemingly my very existence.
Through adversity, I found the strength within. I found my voice taking power, and learning my true potential. Fighting for my kids, going against everything I once knew and loved.
Now thirty-six and a single mom of seven beautiful children I fight to give them a new life becoming strong and independent in this modern world.