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Remaining true to oneself, especially in the face of adversity

They stripped him of his freedom, his clothes, his dignity, his faith and his family but they could not strip him of his humanity.

A groundbreaking audio drama podcast with a stellar cast recreates an obscure and almost forgotten chapter in South Africa's apartheid history, imparting hope and determination to today's youth who face bigotry and find it difficult to navigate a course through a non-inclusive world. Stripped is the true story of Thomas W. E. Budge, a young gay Jehovah's Witness boy growing up in apartheid South Africa in the early 1970s, who defied conscription into the apartheid military resulting in imprisonment and solitary confinement, and who grappled with reconciling his sexuality with the strict doctrines of the Watchtower Society, which sought to dominate him and his family.

This audio drama podcast premiers on 24 September 2024

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Are you a victim needing help?

Thom is no stranger to overcoming life's challenges. He is your number one go-to-guy if you need expert help embracing a non-heterosexual identity, or if you are seeking and exploring safer ways out of oppressive regimes and belief systems. Thomas consults globally online, and offers face-to-face, private, in-person sessions in Switzerland and South Africa.

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It Is What It Is: Grace through Acceptance by Thomas Budge

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It Is What It Is: Grace through acceptance

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