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
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.
So... 2016 is finally almost over. I know, right? I've been pretty quiet on the blogging front lately, but I'm okay. I finally got my dream job doing the journalism things at a local newspaper. When I finish writing every day, I don't always want to go home and write more. But there's more. I've … Continue reading Blog redesign: 2016
Most people seem to either love or hate Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Two of my study buddies during my senior year of college couldn't stand watching it because they don't like awkward humor. And there are some problematic elements in the show. But nearly everyone agrees that I am Kimmy Schmidt. They watch the show and … Continue reading My friends say that I am Kimmy Schmidt
In the last two weeks, I watched all three seasons of Orange is the New Black on Netflix. A friend is loaning me her subscription, so this was my first taste of bingewatching and the addictive power of streaming. I loved watching the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt series last year, and I can't wait for season … Continue reading Bingewatching Orange is the New Black