Adjusting to everyday life after fleeing a polygamist sect
Zach Bowers, 18, and his brother Isaiah Bowers, 17, grew up in Colorado City, Arizona, a colony of Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 
While raised in the polygamist community, the two were told little of the outside world, taught that women should be subservient to men and lorded over by their elders to the point at which all of their clothes were regularly chosen for them. But they decided enough was enough, and fled their home.
For a sense of how isolated their lives were:

"I didn’t even know what the president was," Zach says of his time on the fundamentalist compound. "I knew there was somebody over the United States, but I didn’t know they called it the president."

But their adjustment from the colony to suburban life hasn’t been without some pitfalls. Read the full story in our latest Column One feature.
Photo: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

Adjusting to everyday life after fleeing a polygamist sect

Zach Bowers, 18, and his brother Isaiah Bowers, 17, grew up in Colorado City, Arizona, a colony of Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

While raised in the polygamist community, the two were told little of the outside world, taught that women should be subservient to men and lorded over by their elders to the point at which all of their clothes were regularly chosen for them. But they decided enough was enough, and fled their home.

For a sense of how isolated their lives were:

"I didn’t even know what the president was," Zach says of his time on the fundamentalist compound. "I knew there was somebody over the United States, but I didn’t know they called it the president."

But their adjustment from the colony to suburban life hasn’t been without some pitfalls. Read the full story in our latest Column One feature.

Photo: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

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