Victoria Randall, Digital Content Writer

Victoria Randall

Victoria Randall, Digital Content Writer

Victoria Randall, Digital Content Writer

Victoria RandallVictoria was homeschooled, in her mother’s words, from birth to high school graduation. She is the oldest of five children, two of whom are disabled. After her graduation and transition to college, her parents’ efforts in educating their remaining children dropped off almost entirely. Her siblings continue struggling to learn and develop in preparation for the adult world.

For the first 17 years of her life, Victoria’s only social interactions were with her homeschool co-op or the cults her parents were involved in. Growing up primarily in the Messianic tradition, the belief system was sternly legalistic and deeply entwined with purity culture’s expectations for women. The traditional expectation was that no woman left her father’s home until she was married.
Despite strong discouragement from church members, Victoria moved away and graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBA). She received a Bachelor’s in Psychology with honors. In the pursuit of her degree, she closely examined the relationship between psychology and literature. This extended even to partnering with a former teacher to study bibliotherapy – a little-known therapeutic technique that employs literature, lyrics, and other written works to facilitate the healing process in clients from all backgrounds.
Victoria also minored in creative writing at PBA and has been published in several creative journals. Most notably, her creative non-fiction work “The Fire of 2006” illuminated the memory of conspiracy theories convincing Victoria’s mother to burn all fantasy literature in the house to cleanse her family of their mental health issues.
Victoria benefits from a wide variety of exposures both in volunteering networks and corporate structures. For one year, she lived in an intentional community with the Lutheran Episcopal Volunteer Network. They worked together to fight homelessness and food insecurity in Sacramento while encouraging each other spiritually. She oversaw the Boston site for Youthworks’ volunteer summer camp, bringing churches from across the country together to meet the immediate needs of the surrounding community. She also directed gift card donations to nonprofits surrounding the locations of a regional restaurant chain. Victoria is now honored to use her experiences to serve the Coalition for Responsible Home Education. Victoria currently lives in College Station with her friends, spoiling their adorable and chunky senior cat.