Some of you probably know about my 19-year-old friend who recently escaped a human trafficking situation back in January. She's also an escapee from fundamentalism. She's now trying to start her life over with an almost one-year-old baby while going through the legal process of an ongoing law enforcement investigation. I helped her report everything … Continue reading Help a fundamentalism escapee, human trafficking survivor and single mom get a car + restart her life
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
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
So I have something to say about social media callouts. Several of you probably saw a post circulating about me last fall in which someone called me an unsafe person. They also said I called the cops on them because they were living out of a hotel with two infants. I don't normally defend myself … Continue reading Here’s an explanation about that callout post last fall
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.