This summer I read the story of The Giver in which the precision of language was very important. In one poignant scene the main character Jonas asks… Read more “Words & Ideas Can Change The World”
I have heard the same remark countless times in the last year ‘it’s 2017 you can’t assume someone’s gender.‘ It is a joke. To me it is… Read more “Gender Identity & Christianity”
When I was a little girl I was obsessed with puff sleeves and still had the notion that I could draw which I mostly exhibited in church… Read more “Little Girls Are Objects: How Not To Teach Modesty”
I know I am not an expert. I have never struggled with pornography but I’ve been hit by the wake that it causes.
Three years ago I shared publicly for the first time that I suffered from Anorexia Nervosa and that was one of the hardest self disclosures I ever did. I debated for months and months about whether I was brave enough to allow the world in on my little secret.
Thank you Ciara Bravo for portraying Emma so well and giving me and many others a voice that we never will. You used entertainment to show a beautifully authentic look at what it means to battle Anorexia. I cannot help but cry when I hear the declarations and struggles of this character because I know they are ones
I would argue that your name definitely is important in deciding who you are going to be. Of course there are many different elements that are more important but I feel like a name definitely is a subconscious contributor
No, I had wanted to be strong. I wasn’t going to cry and beg him to stay. I thought he’d never see battle, no blood, not even a scratch. And I’d let him go and think he was a hero. But he’ll be back by Christmas and tell embellished war stories until the day he dies.
All I ever hear about is how people hate their exes and how I should lament my wasted time and scream at you for screwing my life over. But that is not what this letter is about because you were not a waste of my time nor did you screw me over.