When Cinderella Got it Wrong

I get asked a lot whether Not Cinderella stems from some childhood obsession with the story of Cinderella. It doesn’t. I was never overly intrigued by her. The story didn’t stand out anymore than other Disney versions of fairy tales I had heard. But, what I did notice was her mainstay popularity in our culture and elevation to a heroine.

Reconsidering Hell

HELL. As a child growing up there weren’t too many words that could incite so much fear into my little body. I had never seen the place before, but the grown-ups at church made sure I knew what it looked like. A burning lake of fire. Gnashing of teeth. Yelling. Torture. Thirst. Devil with a pitchfork…optional.

An Open Letter to Men Who Love Sundresses

To: Every man who has ever referenced “sundress season” In a few short weeks summer will be ushered out of our presence with the arrival of fall. If you live in a place with seasons, with it will go warm and humid days, block parties, barbecues and more skin being shown off than covered up….

Why I Ran.

Painful. Ugly. Guilt-Ridden. Depressing. And the best decision of my life.