Introducing: The Swan Children

I have been waiting impatiently for this day to come, and now it’s here and I can finally tell you what I’ve been working on for the past two months. Introducing! The Swan Children: Art Without Apologies.  The Swan Children is a bimonthly online art gallery and magazine founded to curate and showcase the creative work produced by … Continue reading Introducing: The Swan Children

When you haven’t been hurt

Sometimes I wonder how I sound to the rest of the evangelical world, to those who weren't subjected to fringe patriarchal teachings from grace-forgetting complementarians, those who never fought the fear that comes with legalism from your pulpit, those who don't have to shake the guilt hangover from their childhood churches or Christian communities. Those … Continue reading When you haven’t been hurt

Be patient with yourself.

Coming out of a spiritually abusive situation is incredibly difficult. The first and biggest step  is seeing the abuse for what it is and allowing yourself name it. Saying, "this isn't normal; this shouldn't be this way," is the watershed moment which allows you to begin see what's wrong and why. After my moment, I … Continue reading Be patient with yourself.

Immodesty Rail: An Introduction

I'd like to start a regular feature here about the concept of gender roles within the church, and how they affect us, why they affect us, and how they ought to affect us. I intend for this to be primarily a discussion, and I ask that you engage these posts by first laying down your … Continue reading Immodesty Rail: An Introduction

I’m Pro-Life and I’m on the Pill

Being the first of most of my friends, either from church or college, to get married has made it necessary to do my own research on birth control options, without having many married female friends to pass information onto me about their decisions and research (this is, of course, because in conservative Christian circles, it's … Continue reading I’m Pro-Life and I’m on the Pill