The Halftime Show and Sexual Violence

Trigger warning for sexual assault, sexual harassment, victim-blaming, and slut-shaming. Last summer, I experienced sexual harassment from a medical professional. I was in a situation with a man who had power over me, who felt entitled to speak to me however he wanted. He was smooth enough to know how to get away with it … Continue reading The Halftime Show and Sexual Violence

No, It’s Not Okay To Hate Kids

A discussion came up in one of my Facebook groups recently about people who hate children. Here was my comment: Hating children is no different than hating any other group of people It’s a reflection of where that person is. They have biases that are triggered by any number of things (upbringing, culture, trauma, etc...) … Continue reading No, It’s Not Okay To Hate Kids

Growing Up in the Last Days

A key for those unfamiliar with the "last days" movement: The Rapture: the moment when Jesus appears in the sky and summons all believers around the globe to float upwards to meet Him and follow Him back to Heaven. The (Great) Tribulation: a period of 7 years during which the Antichrist will begin his reign … Continue reading Growing Up in the Last Days

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

White Women, We Need To Do Better

Note: In this article, I have repeatedly used the term, "POC". I have received a comment suggesting that this is not a helpful term. I'm leaving the article as is written along with the comment at the end in order to be a learning tool. I made a mistake that made someone feel uncomfortable, and … Continue reading White Women, We Need To Do Better

Therapy Is Always A Good Choice

In honour of National Mental Health Day, I thought today might be a good one to talk a little bit about my journey with therapy. I grew up in a family and a faith system where psychology was eyed with great suspicion. I’d heard all the usual fundamentalist anxiety about Jung’s heretical beliefs, and Freud’s … Continue reading Therapy Is Always A Good Choice

August Reads

I am back to reading more than just novels in August. I am learning more about women and their role in culture, the Bible, and even in history. And I am learning some fascinating things. Women are amazing and powerful creatures that society needs to stop underestimating. We are capable of so much, even in … Continue reading August Reads