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

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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

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}