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!
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
Today's post is from my friend Laurie Works, who blogs at laurieworks.com. Lately, I’ve been thinking about relationships and sexuality. Who am I kidding. I’m always thinking about sex. I have been fascinated with sex and sexuality since I was 10 years old. I taught myself what sex was, with my parents confirming shortly after. … Continue reading Outside the Box: Sexuality, Then and Now
My friend Mary, who I knew as Elraen, was the first blogger I started regularly reading while I was in the box. She blogs at Threads of Stars. Here is her post. I grew up believing that I could break other people, break myself, break the world, with the smallest of missteps. There was a … Continue reading Outside the Box: We Are Less Fragile
I was four years old. We were visiting my dad's childhood home in New York, and we went to the house of an elderly lady who used to be his neighbor. She had a caretaker, a single mom homeschooling her son, who was around my age. My favorite TV show was Barney the Dinosaur, my … Continue reading Isn’t this why we don’t send them to public school?