Lately, I have been in awe at the beauty in life, in hope, and in resilience. I have lived a life filled with pain and regret and also one touched with resourcefulness, love and intrigue. Due to some incredible people I have known as well as a strong-willed perseverance, I am in a place in […]Read more "As I Dawned"
In the past three years, I’ve learned a lot about what it means to be religious. I’ve gone to churches, read books, sang songs, and met with many different people in coffee shops to discuss styles of worship, how to intervene when necessary and how to spread goodwill. The one thing I learned from this […]Read more "I was Blind, and Now I See"
My heart is burdened by the fact that conservative Christians are now being blamed for the killing in Orlando. Yes, conservative Christians have done some serious damage to the LGBT community. We have thrown people out, we have shamed our brothers and sisters, we have taken their rights away and we have looked down on […]Read more "Call Me Conservative"
The semicolon in a sentence is a punctuation mark meant to signal that a thought is not yet finished, and another sentence must take place before the idea is fully realized. A sentence is written, but it must go on, for not enough has happened and the story isn’t over. An author uses a semicolon […]Read more "Hello Darkness, My Old Friend"
Earlier today, I read an article written by a Christian in opposition to the trans gender friendly bathroom policy that America is beginning to implement, specifically in Target. This woman justified her boycott of these bathrooms by saying that trans gender individuals were unsafe, harmful, and would lead to more rape and other crimes in […]Read more "Transparent"
Hi friends, For my graduate application to Social Work, I decided to write an essay on how we could rewrite racism in America. I thought it was a neat idea, so I decided to share it with you fine people. Please let me know what you think! “In American culture, the problem of racism has […]Read more "Rewriting Racism"
Until recently, I never experienced racism or prejudice in my own personal life. Being a white girl from Texas, I have never struggled with discrimination or feeling looked down on for my skin color, my accent or my religious beliefs. I’ve been a regular church-goer, a busy coffee- drinker, a tired college student and […]Read more "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close"