‘It’s a Different World’ from what this trailblazer thought, but we still love her
CAM00290

  It’s rare you hear a speech other than a eulogy that’s sad, beautiful, encouraging and unexpected all at the…

Smiling to False Standards
Me at age 5 or 6

I recently came across a post on a Facebook page asking women what they didn’t like about themselves when they…

The Feminist First Lady Question Continues
First family 2009

Since reading a few comments to “Michelle Obama is role model, but maybe not a feminist one,” my most recent…

I’m a Terrible Student, but I’m Still Learning
Bart Simpson at the board

At around 5:00 pm yesterday, I looked at the clock and the work I still had before me to complete….

How Well Do Kids Know God?
children praying

I watched a video on Facebook today of a little who might have been four or five years old mimicking…

Why Losing Your Virginity Is Always a Public Spectacle
True Love Waits

I could probably blog for a year on all the issues brought up in this interview   with 19-year-old London art…

How to Support a Writer
lean on me

  I can think of at least three things I’d rather be doing right now instead of writing a blog…

First Lady Love (The Other First Lady)
church lady hat

  No, not Mellie, even though I am writing this after Scandal. At a housewarming party last week for a…

The Battle Is On

I’m writing and posting this way later than I intended, because this morning, sleep won the first battle and the…

Public Sexuality and Private Privilege
sex shop front

I got a surprise during a recent visit to a public library to use a computer. I looked up from…

Don’t Think About This on Veterans Day
Army, Navy, Air Force perform joint helicopter deployment training

The first story I heard today about veterans was about was about former soldiers returning home and becoming firefighters because…

Flawed Women, Fearless Writers
bad girls inc

I started to title this post, “Braving the Bitch,” or “Free to Be Bitchy,” but I was afraid readers would…

Rethinking Celibacy
Kepner and Matthew

  April, the only character on Grey’s Anatomy who identifies as Christian and the only one who has conflicts about…

Pure Black Power
black power mixtape poster

A note about today’s post: I have a bi-weekly column on National Catholic Reporter, and I plan to use these…

Notes from a Daughter of Greatness
new light

“Intergenerational Prostitution.” These words greeted viewers at yesterday morning’s Daughters of Greatness breakfast. I’ve become a regular attendee at the Ali…

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