This week I’m writing alongside some amazing women about our faiths, our feminisms, and the ways that they inform and shape each other. Here is my contribution: —– Earlier this spring I was chatting with my sons about the classes I was taking that semester. “What’s ‘Women in Film’?” one asked. I explained that examining… Read More #FaithFeminisms: Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be “Allies”
Content note: ableist language. Recently I heard a pastor give a sermon about (among other things) what it means to be “made in the image of God” and how one of the ways that manifests is in the movement of our bodies. “The fact that I can walk across this stage,” he said as he… Read More Humility and the Privileged Church
My dad has a collection of Southernisms that he uses from time to time, idioms handed down from his deep-South sharecropper grandfather (or maybe that my dad just made up and we all just assume they’re from his Southern roots) — like saying someone is “On it like a duck on a june bug,” or… Read More For when we don’t have a dog in that fight
George Zimmerman was just declared not guilty of the manslaughter of Trayvon Martin by a jury of white women. I am devastated and angry, but there are people of color on Twitter right now who are expressing emotions that I cannot access: Fear. Hurt. Betrayal. Worrying about riots for only tonight is a luxury compared… Read More After the verdict.