Transmogrify

It's been so long since I've posted here, but this is a poem I've been revising after some much appreciated feedback from my writer's group... I’ve never really wished I could change the past until now.  Not my own, but someone else’s.  I wish I could will them to have chosen differently, At least, in … Continue reading Transmogrify

“In the Desert, Seeking Hope”

Granite monuments not formed by hands, Prime pieces for climbing, or sitting, or waiting; A palette of beiges and browns spread out That surround us all.   Brightly colored backpacks move Like honing devices to guide us as We trek –we humans in the wild, Crossing the desert.   In a land that is feral … Continue reading “In the Desert, Seeking Hope”

Celebrity Infatuation: How thinking you’re “just like Jennifer Lawrence” could be damaging

You know you’ve seen it. Buzzfeed article celebrating Jennifer Lawrence’s latest awkward/funny/adorable interview. The Facebook link your friends are posting about which character from Friends you’re most like. And probably, like me, you’ve read these, clicked through them, and amused yourself for a few minutes more. With technology linking people, our celebrity culture has amplified. You … Continue reading Celebrity Infatuation: How thinking you’re “just like Jennifer Lawrence” could be damaging

The “Cool Girl” and other ways to be a woman in the 21st century

So...the "Cool Girl." Those of us interested in gender discussions online (and with our similarly-minded friends and co-workers) have probably run the gamut on articles that not only identify this character trope, but have contributed to either criticizing it outrightly, or more moderately evaluating the social constructs behind this concept. For those late to the … Continue reading The “Cool Girl” and other ways to be a woman in the 21st century

3 Questions for the Bachelorette (and the rest of us Millenials)

I have a guilty pleasure... I watch the Bachelorette. No, that's too tame. I watch the Bachelorette and I like it. I know I'm not alone in this, but as someone who prides herself on being an intellectual, feminist-leaning, Christian woman, it seems to be an oxymoron that I'm also a Bachelorette/Bachelor fan. And to … Continue reading 3 Questions for the Bachelorette (and the rest of us Millenials)