Here’s why I blocked the Babylon Bee from my newsfeed

Originally written on February 17, 2017. I've hidden all posts from the Babylon Bee from my newsfeed and blocked their page. And why, you ask? Is having a Christian version of The Onion with Calvinist undertones offensive? Do I just think poking fun at church subculture is too sacrilegious? Nope, those aren't my reasons. Here's … Continue reading Here’s why I blocked the Babylon Bee from my newsfeed

Homeschool graduate explains her childhood fascination with local journalism

Editor's note: I originally wrote this Q&A for the newspaper where I worked right after college. This column never made it into print, but I loved the interview so much that I'm posting it here, thanks to a suggestion from one of my journalism professors.  Julia Kitchen has been reading local news since she was … Continue reading Homeschool graduate explains her childhood fascination with local journalism

I said nothing for years. Now I confront sexual harassment at work.

I’m getting so much better at saying something when male coworkers say inappropriate things. Today one of my coworkers at the coffee shop came up to me when I was making drinks on bar during a flurry of customers and showed me an explicit meme with Kermit and Miss Piggy with a caption like “where’s … Continue reading I said nothing for years. Now I confront sexual harassment at work.

I overheard a church discipline meeting at the coffee shop where I work. This is why Evangelicals are losing people.

So last night I was closing up for the night at the coffee shop where I work, and there were these people sitting at a table who go to an evangelical-ish hipster church. I've seen some of their events advertised on Facebook and I talked to them when they were part of a protest this … Continue reading I overheard a church discipline meeting at the coffee shop where I work. This is why Evangelicals are losing people.

Why I’m not an editor for Homeschoolers Anonymous anymore

Some of you may have wondered why I’m not on the Homeschoolers Anonymous editorial board anymore and no longer listed as an blog contributor. I’ve blogged less in the past two years for several reasons—being unsure how to navigate between my personal writing and my work as a journalist, saving ideas for freelance pitches to … Continue reading Why I’m not an editor for Homeschoolers Anonymous anymore