Last week I was lazily scrolling through my Facebook feed when I ran across yet another of Franklin Graham’s ignorant xenophobic statements. As a Latina evangelical it made me so angry I almost threw my phone across the room. God does tell us to help the stranger and those in need; but God doesn’t tell … Continue reading I Stand with the 19% Who Resisted & I’m Not Leaving the Evangelical Church
What if we PRACTICED or REHEARSED what we will say when we witness harassment, threats and injustice? Denial, Hate, Silence and Shame This weekend, while traveling for business in Alabama, an African American friend of mine was denied service at a store. She was called a series racial slurs and verbally threatened. “I knew I … Continue reading Rehearsal for Racism
There are millions of people – mothers, grandmothers, scientists, artists, and entrepreneurs – hoping to find a better life, or even just a way to keep living, in the U.S. Their talent and grit will help make America great – like my grandmother’s did.
I’m a person who others look to for inspiration. In times of crisis and despair, I’m called on for prophetic truth telling. These are my gifts and my call. However, today I’m struggling with this call. I am trying to hold together seemingly disparate parts of myself. I’m trying to lead in the midst of coming to terms with some truths that have recently been revealed; truths that I’m ashamed of admitting.
Bodies are where I find hope. Self-care isn’t just a trend, it’s an actual source of healing and comfort.
I don’t agree with everything that any president might propose—none of us do, but when mainstream Americans have long supported segregated institutions, marginalization, and the criminalization of the poor, how can anyone be surprised that we are where we are right now as a nation?