Remembering Pege

Last month was hard. It seems like I always lose people I care about in October. When you leave fundamentalism, usually no one from that world will listen to you, especially not a parent. Pege and her husband were different. I'd been kicked out of my church two and a half years before when I … Continue reading Remembering Pege

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Want to help some homeschool alums today? Here’s how.

I get lots of emails and blog comments from readers asking how they can help people like us who are leaving unhealthy homes and branching out into the world outside. Older families ask how they can help mentor us. Homeschool alums ask me how we can help others around our younger siblings' age when it's … Continue reading Want to help some homeschool alums today? Here’s how.

#MeToo: It took me three years to unfriend him {For the Huffington Post}

Content note: sexual assault I told myself that he’d just made a mistake. I was 25. I’d never dated anyone. He was my study partner, helping me get through senior level classes. He knew I was planning to move out of state after I graduated college in a few months. “Neither one of us have … Continue reading #MeToo: It took me three years to unfriend him {For the Huffington Post}

#IWasMadeFor: World Suicide Prevention Day 2017

Originally posted on Facebook on Sept. 11, 2017.  Hello friends. So this week is Suicide Prevention Week, which started with World Suicide Prevention Day yesterday. I speak out about this because I don't want anyone else to feel alone like I did. People are always surprised when they find out. "You seem so happy all … Continue reading #IWasMadeFor: World Suicide Prevention Day 2017