I’m reclaiming my self-love and self-esteem, one day at a time. I know who I am, and that relationship taught me not to let anyone convince me otherwise. And to the other people out there who have experienced emotional abuse–you are not alone.
If you’re reading this, I assume you want to talk about consent. Here’s the first lesson: there’s no such thing as implied consent. Consent is often so cloaked in awkwardness or overly polite language – you’ve heard the one about a cup of tea, right? I mean, that’s great, and it’s helpful, but “Keep Calm … Continue reading Make Consent Sexy Again
Women – your body is your own. You get to learn and discover your own sexuality and enjoyment.
How does a high schooler find themselves in a Christian Anti-Masturbation Cult, you ask? Its a good question. One I’ve asked myself for years. For me, it was a combination of living inside a Christian bubble, a tragic lack of sexual education, and a balding older man who chose to spend his nights in a … Continue reading In High School I was the Victim of a Christian Anti-Masturbation Cult #ChurchToo
I started looking side-eye at my neighbors, people who were good Christians. They gave generously; served sacrificially; talked enthusiastically about God’s love, and embraced white supremacy emphatically.
When my father left when I was nine, my God was a fathering God, a parenting God, one who takes space in my home, in my surroundings, in my everyday experience. I knew the God of the Southern Baptist tradition and the God of the nondenominational church, and then the God of my Native American ancestors, all speaking to me—still.