Church Dread & Reclaiming My Faith

I can almost pinpoint the moment I decided that church was no longer for me. I was sixteen and sitting at a table in the same room where our girls' youth group met every Monday evening. And I was listening to a visiting priest explain why homosexual behavior was sinful. Not homosexual feelings, mind you … Continue reading Church Dread & Reclaiming My Faith

7 Children’s Books that Teach What We Should Have Been Learning All Along

It's happened. I've officially crossed the threshold into grouchy grown-up. I never thought I'd be here, and wow, is this weird, but here I am. I am standing in my kitchen, throwing together what I can for dinner when I hear something ridiculous and uneducational coming from the television, and I think to myself, "What … Continue reading 7 Children’s Books that Teach What We Should Have Been Learning All Along

Stop Killing Black Trans Women

Giving black trans women their flowers now means celebrating them for their individuality, their talents, their strengths, and their abilities. As pride month has concluded, it's important to understand where this all started, and why we must work harder to help each other get free. Before Pride became the party and festival it is now, … Continue reading Stop Killing Black Trans Women

Bisexuality and Unexpected Pregnancy

Fighting bi-erasure gets even trickier after you've given birth. Bisexual (adj): sexually attracted not exclusively to people of one particular gender; attracted to both men and women Pansexual (adj): not limited in sexual choice with regard to biological sex, gender, or gender identity If we're going to be accurate about this, I'm actually pansexual, but … Continue reading Bisexuality and Unexpected Pregnancy