An Open Letter to a Reader

Today, I received an email from someone through my site. Ordinarily, I would not choose to respond in such a public way to a person's private email, but since it is so exemplary of the boundary-crossing and obsessive mindset that I used to witness often during my time in Evangelicalism, I thought it would be … Continue reading An Open Letter to a Reader

I’m Not Broken: A Poem

This has been a rough month for me. Confronting old traumas and doing the hard work of healing is exhausting. It's good work, but it's hard AF. As I've been letting myself sit with hard realizations and hard feelings, the words, "I'm not broken" have kept popping into my head repeatedly. It's given me some … Continue reading I’m Not Broken: A Poem

October Reads

This one is much later than I planned. Life happened, and it got delayed. I'm rethinking my monthly posts on this subject. I feel like I come across so much good content in a month: books, articles, podcasts, even music that I would love to expand how I catalogue everything that has spoken to me. … Continue reading October Reads

The Skewed Reality of Family & Faith

“Charles sat quietly while I talked and didn’t say anything for a long time after. Then he said, “Are you angry that your parents didn’t put you in school?” “It was an advantage!” I said, half-shouting. My response was instinctive. It was like hearing a phrase from a catchy song: I couldn’t stop myself from … Continue reading The Skewed Reality of Family & Faith