“I was in a religious cult in my youth—so I quickly recognized the feeling, ” says Charlotte over a confidential internet call from Australia. She does not want to divulge her full name because, she says, the subjects of this discussion are highly litigious. Charlotte is part of the Anti-MLM Coalition—a group of activists striving to educate people about multi-level marketing. Also known as network marketing, multi-level marketing is a business model—popularized by the likes of Avon and Tupperware in This story is from Kinfolk Issue Thirty-Three Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture City Guide The Standard, High Line Setting a high standard in the Lower West Side. Arts & Culture Food Issue 46 At Work With: Deb Perelman The little blog that could: An interview with Smitten Kitchen’s unflappable founder. Arts & Culture Issue 46 Word: Wintering When to withdraw from the world. Arts & Culture Issue 46 Brock Colyar An interview with a professional partygoer. Arts & Culture Issue 46 Studio Visit: Yoko Kubrick In the studio with a sculptor of monuments and mythologies. Arts & Culture Issue 46 Community Inc. Can a brand be friends with its fans?