Taking a look at two books by women we love.
INSPIRED: SLAYING GIANTS, WALKING ON WATER, AND LOVING THE BIBLE AGAIN, BY RACHEL HELD EVANS
Reading Evans’s words including people with disabilities, people like me and several of my children, whispered to me, “You matter.” I felt seen. A complete reading of the Bible should lead us to include rather than exclude, Evans argues in Inspired, not only through her assertions but also by modeling inclusion in her language. Inspired was life-changing for me. It’s been like a marriage counselor saving me from divorcing myself from scripture.
ASK ME ABOUT MY UTERUS, BY ABBY NORMAN
What are my ethics as an advocate with a certain amount of privilege around acknowledging what doesn’t seem to exist but actually does, in the advocacy work I do? As a healthy, white, hetero, and cis woman who navigates sexism on a regular basis, how can I use that experience to advocate for people who might have their identity questioned or erased?
In the age of #metoo, is it safe to keep idolizing our favorite artists?
Kanye west backed donald trump. then, chance the rapper defended kanye. what now?
Giving Chance a Second Chance
Maybe viewing these icons like our family members is the key to surviving being a fan in the age of social media. Our families are filled with people who make epic mistakes, whom we love and want to grow, who help us grow, who lead us to be better than we have been. They help us imagine what’s possible— we are constantly recognizing ways in which they have wronged us, forgiving them and finding ways to co-exist and support each other. I think at the end of the day artists want to do that with us.
Farewell, Life Sentence.
We hardly knew thee.
An elegy for a truly bad TV show we couldn't stop watching.
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