I was floating in the pool on Saturday, practicing my newly learned basic synchro moves, and I was thinking about that magical pool party scene in Shrill. If you haven’t seen it, it’s pretty simple. Fat women, mostly in swimsuits, some in bikinis, having the time of their lives at a pool party. Simple, but … Continue reading Fat Girls at a Pool Party and How I Stopped Hating Myself
As I watched the aftermath of the confrontation between the students from Covington Catholic and Native American Elder, Nathan Phillips it came as no surprise to me the instant, adamant defense of the actions of privileged students by chaperones, administrators, reporters, and powerful public leaders – people who are so sure of these boys rightness, … Continue reading Are We Complicit if “Christian” Republicans Lied to Us?
There’s a lot at stake in conversations surrounding missions. Most missionaries have packed up their belongings and made a huge life-altering move to another side of the world—their change of address is transcontinental. They’ve likely fundraised from multiple churches and individuals, invested months and even years of their lives discerning their calling before going all-in … Continue reading Chau’s Death is a Tragedy of Arrogance and Hubris. Let’s Learn from His Mistakes.
As we prepare for the holidays, some of us have a nagging feeling that the conversation might, and maybe should, turn to the current political realities our country is struggling through right now. But if you have a politically divided family this can be very scary. For many families discussions have slowly begun to feel … Continue reading Guide for Political Conversations in a Politically Divided Family: Holiday Edition
Now that the election cycle is over-I can breathe a little again. No, not in terms of agitating for change, I am going to continue to do that via my studies, the causes I support, my writing, etc. But I can breathe a little in regards to the blatantly manipulative tactics directed at people of … Continue reading Voting Will End Injustice & Other Lies We Tell People of Color
I don’t really pray the way I used to pray. The “Dear God, I really need…” prayers I was taught to offer up throughout my day. Now I meditate. I sit under big trees and breathe. I laugh with family and friends and feel my heart swell. I lament as I listen to the news. … Continue reading A Desperate Prayer for Election Day…Because Shit is Dire