NLQ webmaster thinks speculating about LGBT quiverfull kids is okay

In January 2016, Vyckie Garrison, one of the founders of No Longer Quivering, started a public thread asking for speculations about the Duggar family for 2016. Her followers started guessing about the sexual identity of the Duggar children still living at home. The comments turned vicious, involving threats of violence towards other survivors and stalking. Read the … Continue reading NLQ webmaster thinks speculating about LGBT quiverfull kids is okay

‘But for us, God is not that tiny’: Why I’m #withMalala

So I'm kind of selective about documentaries that I watch. Usually the documentaries I enjoy are about religious fundamentalism and cults or evangelical culture. I watch to learn, for research. The other night I rented two movies from Redbox: the new live action Cinderella and He Named Me Malala. I thought I'd learn something from … Continue reading ‘But for us, God is not that tiny’: Why I’m #withMalala

Outside the Box: Recovering from obsessive guilt

  "i am still learning that i am allowed to be human out here inside it was not allowed those things made a bad thing happen so i still feel that. any tiny mistake... " ~ anonymous friend Obsessive guilt is not a thing. It is no longer my religion. But for many years, it … Continue reading Outside the Box: Recovering from obsessive guilt

Outside the Box: Gathering your tools for healing

  This post is from my friend Alyssa who grew up Independent Fundamental Baptist and was homeschooled throughout her K-12 education.  She currently is in a graduate program to earn her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and enjoys learning more about what can be done both personally and professionally to help others coming from … Continue reading Outside the Box: Gathering your tools for healing

Poem: Outside

The sun is shining over the flowers my grandfather planted. They're still growing, long after he died in 1995. One of my goals for 2016 is to write a new spoken word poem every month. Here’s February’s poem. We can breathe again, out here in the open.Drink in lemonade sunlightbecause each one of us has … Continue reading Poem: Outside