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

So I’m turning 29: World Suicide Prevention Day 2018

Originally posted on Facebook on August 31, 2018.  Hi guys. Somehow I've made it through another year, and I lived to tell the tale. Turning 29 feels old because I'm still young inside. It's kind of like the end of the book "Fog Magic" when Greta tells her father she thinks getting older is like … Continue reading So I’m turning 29: World Suicide Prevention Day 2018

The journey continues: How I’m healing from spiritual abuse

Originally posted on Facebook April 20, 2018.  So for those of you who've been around me a while know that I came out of a fundamentalist religious background and I worked for several years to weed those things out of my life. Those old thought patterns were rooted in some people's unhealthy desires to control … Continue reading The journey continues: How I’m healing from spiritual abuse