Those nights kept me alive: Chat logs from my escape

Here's another post from my escape. I've been remembering it in pictures and with an old email I wrote to friends explaining my situation as it was happening. Today I'm posting some chat logs. If you know someone who is being held too tightly, this is for you. If you are one of us, an isolated … Continue reading Those nights kept me alive: Chat logs from my escape

Happy Third Anniversary, Homeschoolers Anonymous!

This March, Homeschoolers Anonymous turned three. I found the site several weeks after the launch, on April 12, 2013. I still remember it, because I was in a meeting for the student newspaper on campus and one of my fellow editors, Cynthia Jeub, had IMed me the link earlier that morning. During the meeting, I … Continue reading Happy Third Anniversary, Homeschoolers Anonymous!

My friends say that I am Kimmy Schmidt

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

Poetry is how I pray: A Poem

Southeast Texas has the best fog ever. One of my goals for 2016 is to write a new spoken word poem every month. Here’s March’s poem. I’ve never read a poem in church before,But poetry is part of how I pray,how I attempt to squeeze the unutterable into syllables,how I capture infinity in my heartbeat.I’d … Continue reading Poetry is how I pray: A Poem

Recognizing and supporting isolated fundamentalist homeschool kids

I took a social media break last month. I still blogged and kept in touch with a few friends, but I stopped reading my Facebook and Twitter feeds all the time. That's not what my breaks used to look like. My social media breaks used to be the way that I covered for my parents … Continue reading Recognizing and supporting isolated fundamentalist homeschool kids