I only tell bad stories, as if I need to prove how rightly you’ve gone. But I forget to say: we were good to each other. We hiked a glacier and chomped pizza and harvested raspberries from the yard to make pancakes on a white night. We had a picnic in March with oreo pie … Continue reading Another Letter to the Men I Have Loved
I really tried not to care about these Kanye tweets. I tried not to care when he posed for a photo with white supremacists throwing up white power symbols. I tried not to care when he showed us his MAGA hat or when 45 gave him a Twitter shout out. I tried not to care … Continue reading I Tried Not To Care About Kanye but His Words About Slavery Hurt Me
These 100% sex free sleepovers were absolutely off limits in the conservative christian community we were raised in but were the key to my survival during those dark days. He likely saved my life but this came at a price; my depression and our sleepovers led to us losing our church community.
Dear Thursday Welcoming Church, Today is such an intimate day in the journey to the cross. Having a meal with friends in a home and engaging in foot washing is about as connected as you can be. I’ve learned that this is a key piece of the Christian story – intimacy and connection. When we … Continue reading A Letter to Thursday Welcoming, Friday Complicit, & Saturday Grieving Churches
I spend a whole lot of time talking about blackness. I talk about my blackness, my friends’ blackness, my family’s blackness, blackness in America, blackness as it relates to White America, blackness (or the lack thereof) in spiritual spaces—the list could go on for miles. Along with all this talk about blackness also comes the … Continue reading Forced Assimilation Is White-Washing, and I Won’t Be Complicit
In Christmas and Advent music, both secular and spiritual, there is a theme of homesickness and longing. “I’ll be home for Christmas, you can count on me.” “Oh there’s no place like home for the holidays.” “Oh come, oh come Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel.” “the hopes and fears of all the years are met … Continue reading Homesick for Justice this Christmas