Hey there. If you’ve been following the news, then you’re likely aware that hundreds of (literal, flag-carrying) American Nazis recently marched around Charlottesville, Virginia, carrying tiki torches, injured 19 people, and killed a woman. America’s racial wounds. They’re a thing. White Americans have spent over 400+ years, since we first started living on this continent, … More Glossary: How to Talk About America’s Racial Wounds — With Pop Culture Examples
I’ve known about C.S. Lewis since I was young. Growing up, my mom read us The Chronicles of Narnia before bed. One of the most unique things about C.S. Lewis is that pretty much all Christians — whether liberal or conservative; regardless of denomination — tend to like his writing. A British novelist and Oxford-educated … More 19 C.S. Lewis Quotes for When a Christ-Centered Life Is Too Obnoxiously Hard
The faces we see on TV matter. Tiana — the only African American Disney princess — matters. Mindy Kaling — an Indian woman who isn’t model-thin, and who has an extremely successful career as a writer, comedian, and lead TV actor — matters. Disney’s Moana matters. That time Lizzie McGuire was no longer a size … More ABC’s Boy Band: Can It Break Down Barriers in Representation?
After years of wanting to understand issues like internalized racism and systemic injustice, but never really knowing how to engage in such complex and emotionally-loaded spaces, I am finally making some progress. I’ve spent the past year and a half in areas where people of color around me feel more comfortable speaking difficult truths, instead … More White Fragility, as Explained by “A Very Potter Musical”
Are you earnestly and authentically seeking to engage with dialogue around racism and systemic injustice? Sweet. You’re probably exhausted. Here are a few reminders: Sleep. Go to bed at 8pm if you need to. Rest. Eat. Get full meals. Make sure you have protein. Sugar and caffeine aren’t substitutes for real food. Get up from … More Racism & Injustice: Checklist for Those Engaging With It + an Extra List for White Allies
We prayed today for Charlottesville. It was — because I’m still such a total newbie at these things — the first time I walked into that time of prayer with a bit of fear. Ethnic and racial divides hurt Christian community We’re predominantly white, and the last time I came to one of our prayer … More So, Just Realizing That Some Spaces Don’t Care for POC, Including a Lot of Mine 😕
When it comes to the great romances of literature, it’s pretty hard to beat Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy of Pride & Prejudice. If you’re familiar with Jane Austen’s classic novel, or one of its many film adaptations, you probably love Mr. Darcy. He’s the perfect romantic hero: brooding and intense, a bit misunderstood, but with a heart of … More Pride & Prejudice is Emotional Manipulation and We All Fall for It