The Psychology of Dissident Acts | Guest: Leslie Elliott | Ep 34

Leslie Elliott is the co-founder of Solid Ground, a peer support community for ordinary people navigating extreme ideologies. Based outside Seattle, she also participates in a strong homeschooling community.

In this episode, Sienna Mae Heath and Leslie Elliott explore the psychology of dissident acts. What makes a person resist groupthink? What are the qualities of a modern-day dissident? What combination of time, place, and deep care or value can motivate someone to speak their conscience?

Also watch Universities Are Sterilizing Language | Whistleblower Leslie Elliott | Ep 23.

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Sienna Mae Heath

Sienna Mae Heath is a growth writer. Sienna is the star and writer of the short documentary Real Unity produced by Free the People and screened at the Anthem Film Festival (FreedomFest) 2021. She now hosts Leaving the Left for Liberty on Free the People where she interviews whistleblowers, dissidents, and other alternative voices in the Western World. Empowering empaths through flowing truth in timely essays and poignant poetry, her most recent pieces have been featured on The Kim Iversen Show, The Equiano Project, Braver Angels Media, Medium’s Society, History, and Race pages, and The Independent’s “Conversations.” Locally in the Lehigh Valley, PA, she is known for cocreating a more beautiful world as The Sovereign Gardener and for developing The Hero’s Journey worksheet to guide survivors of abuse in telling their stories of liberation. Follow her on Substack, Medium, Instagram, and Twitter.

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