When Adults Don’t Outgrow Childhood ‘Cooties’

When Adults Don’t Outgrow Childhood ‘Cooties’

It was third or fourth grade, and it just was not cool to like members of the opposite sex. There were a few long-time friends with whom we could interact somewhat privately, but otherwise no contact was permissible. They had cooties. You probably know variations....
Wandering Beyond Evangelical Captivity

Wandering Beyond Evangelical Captivity

Departures from evangelicalism continue largely over its alliance with a political agenda opposed to truth telling, compassion for those who suffer and equal justice – while excusing or affirming fear-based discrimination and the degradation of people often based on...
I Dissent: RBG’s Legacy of Defending the Powerless

I Dissent: RBG’s Legacy of Defending the Powerless

On the autumnally crisp morning of Saturday, Sept. 19 – just hours after we were gutted by the news that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had lost her most recent bout with cancer – my boyfriend and I biked the short distance from my Washington condominium to the Supreme...
5 Reasons We’re Not Your Mascots

5 Reasons We’re Not Your Mascots

I’m not anyone’s mascot. As a citizen of the Muscogee Creek tribe, there are some factors I would like for readers to consider, especially those still arguing that naming sports teams after Native Americans is somehow not demeaning or dehumanizing. Before...