ApportionedMembrane speaks to Paige, an attendee of the Younique Foundation Haven Retreat, who wished to provide a counter-opinion to Albie’s.
Ah, the Younique Foundation – a topic that has stirred quite the hornet’s nest. First, I teamed up with Maz Carrah, producing two articles that deconstructed the wild claims that presenters like to make about funding and what it actually does. To recap, check out Charity or Travesty and the Rose Gold Kudos follow-up.
Eventually, I was contacted by a sexual abuse survivor named Albie. She had applied to attend the Haven Retreat in Utah, and found the ‘interview process’ cold, clinical and unnerving – she asked if she could anonymously share her account with me. Thus stirred the hornets – some descended upon Albie’s post, in their dogged determination to defend the Retreat. They seemed to disregard what she had actually been through.
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Elle Beau has lent her voice to the ‘That’s a Cult?’ podcast series, by journalist Helen McCarthy.
Recently, a Manchester-based journalist, Helen McCarthy, approached various members of the MLM (and anti-MLM) community, myself included.
Helen is the face behind That’s a Cult? Podcasts. Each episode is about groups of people on the internet and why they connect with each other. It’s also about how these groups could sometimes – even just a little bit – be compared to cults. For Episode 2’s case, MLMs are the primary focus.
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In this reader opinion, Rosa discusses the Younique Convention, including ticket prices, Derek’s generosity and whether its worth a Wotsit (aka Cheetos)
[Elle:] My follower Rosa [not her real name] has an avid Younique presenter on her Facebook friends-list. Most of the time she can ignore this woman, but the more anti-MLM information Rosa reads, the harder she finds it to bite her tongue. In this short opinion piece, she questions the claim that Younique is “the fastest growing cosmetics company in the whole world!”
Continue reading “Reader Opinion – The Younique Convention Isn’t Worth a Wotsit.”
Tiff, a follower of Elle Beau, shares her time as a Scentsy rep – from recruiting over coffee, to letting her ‘business’ affect her own wedding day.
UK-based follower Tiff [not her real name] has asked for her Scentsy story to be shared with you all. She has been chatting to me since the summer with a view to posting on this blog, but by the time she had finished telling me her tale, the Anti-MLM Coalition had been launched. Therefore, we both agreed that our new anti-MLM resource page would be the best home for her experience. 🙂
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Elle and her fantastic anti-MLM friends are pleased to announce the launch of their new website – a global resource page providing help and support against MLMs.
I am pleased to announce the launch of antimlmwriters.com, our resource page for all things anti-MLM. We’re also on Facebook and Twitter!
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Younique sellers are back at it again, finding new ways to rip off their friends. This time, its all about the ‘Royalty’ Face Mask.
Here is a quick follow up to Hide Yo Men, Hide Yo Husbands, where I discussed the various Younique presenter training techniques – as you saw, its all about targeting the menfolk at Christmas.
Worryingly – some menfolk are actually responding. In this case, its about face masks, and Younique’s Royalty Range supposedly being a good choice, because it comes in a “bigger pot”. We’ll see.
Continue reading ““But Our Product Is Much Bigger Than That” Yes, but not better value, dear. Stop trying to rip off your friends.”
A Younique Foundation defender believes Elle’s blog will “stop women from getting the healing they deserve” – we think otherwise. Here is a global directory of GENUINE charities for sexual abuse survivors, in all Younique-operating countries.
Barely 24 hours have passed since my Y-spy, Albie, shared her experience of applying for the Younique Foundation retreat. Naturally, many people have come to defend this “Haven Retreat” for childhood sexual abuse survivors, which is their right. Now, whether we agree or not, everyone is entitled to their opinion on the Younique Foundation – after all, I provided mine a few months ago (read “Charity or Travesty? Let’s look at the facts…” for my collaboration article with Maz Carrah).
However, there is one particular comment on Albie’s post that really needs addressing.
Continue reading ““Your blog will discourage other women from getting healing.” Bull. Here are some Genuine Charities for Sexual Abuse Survivors…”