This is an open letter of sorts for everyone wondering why I’ve changed; “everyone” including my friends from various churches, bible studies, and small groups. You don’t “get” me anymore. You think I’ve “backslidden.” I get it. Not too long ago, I’d have thought the exact same thing. But I must digress. In many ways, … Continue reading Once you’re woke, you can’t go back to sleep
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)
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’
I’ve been meaning to write about Tomi Lahren for a while. I’ve been reading about her recent firing from The Blaze after “coming out” as pro-choice, the same way that traffic slows down so drivers can gawk at an accident at the side of the road. The smug, childish part of me praises karma (something … Continue reading Why I don’t hate Tomi Lahren
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, clearly the title is clickbait. I have never met Donald Trump, much less actually dated him. But I have dated someone just like him – many women have. For every time I’ve heard You need to respect him, he’s our president, here are just a few reasons why the Trump administration is so triggering … Continue reading I dated Donald Trump
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
Northern Colorado radio stations just love this new song by Shawn Mendes: https://youtu.be/lY2yjAdbvdQ I won't lie to you I know he's just not right for you And you can tell me if I'm off But I see it on your face When you say that he's the one that you want And you're spending all … Continue reading “I know I can treat you better…” No, Shawn. No you don’t.
I was adamantly pro-life in college (and by “adamantly,” I mean “anyone who has an abortion is an evil sadist who deserves a life sentence in prison,” without any ounce of empathy for the circumstances that lead to abortion being an option in the first place: namely poverty). I had a friend who was very … Continue reading WWAMAD? What Would a Mature Adult Do?
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)