Brio, a Conservative Christian Magazine for Teen Girls, Is Back (And As Harmful As Ever)

If you were a Christian teen growing up in the ’90s and early 2000s, then you might have had a subscription to Focus on the Family’s Brio Magazine, best described as a godly version of Seventeen. Instead of quizzes like “How to Tell if he Likes You,” you’d find content like “How to Become a … Continue reading Brio, a Conservative Christian Magazine for Teen Girls, Is Back (And As Harmful As Ever)

Selections from the ‘Colorado State Monologues’

This year I was once again privileged to take part in the Colorado State Monologues, a rendition of The Vagina Monologues (but more inclusive). The show consists of mostly original monologues and skits by CSU students about issues of feminism and intersectionality. Below are my two pieces: https://youtu.be/C-OQPvi5U88 Text: “I’m not like other guys,” you … Continue reading Selections from the ‘Colorado State Monologues’

Am I that intolerant liberal that conservatives warned you about?

At the risk of humble-bragging, I think one of my better character traits is my ability to be impartial: to keep judgments to myself in an attempt to understand why people hold beliefs and values that I strongly disagree with. That being said, everyone has their “hot button topics” that make impartiality next to impossible. … Continue reading Am I that intolerant liberal that conservatives warned you about?

Yes, please tell me I’m beautiful: a response to Phylicia Delta

I have written before that I have encountered at least two types of Christianity when it comes to defining the role of sin: you have the Calvinist extreme on one end, viewing all of humanity as something evil, despicable, depraved; on the more progressive end, you have Christians affirming humanity’s ability to be good, while … Continue reading Yes, please tell me I’m beautiful: a response to Phylicia Delta

Fall semester PSA: don’t rape the freshmen (or anyone else)

Original text from my friend Bailey: Every year, some assholes decide that it's necessary to post signs across from campus while freshmen are moving in. From "MILFs Drink Free" to "Freshman Daughter Drop-off" to this year's "Sorority Girl Sign Up," this behavior is disgusting and unacceptable. But this right here. This is why I love … Continue reading Fall semester PSA: don’t rape the freshmen (or anyone else)