Pride & Prejudice is Emotional Manipulation and We All Fall for It

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

Hilary Duff’s Body Image Journey Gives Me Hope for Hollywood

When watching TV and film, reading magazines, or choosing toys — most of the time — little girls love to see someone who looks like them. It’s the reason that, growing up, Mulan was a friend’s favorite Disney princess. (“Who else was there who looked like me?”) It’s the reason another friend makes sure to … More Hilary Duff’s Body Image Journey Gives Me Hope for Hollywood

Day Off in Seattle — Sushi, Books, and ALL of the Coffee

For one of my final days of vacation, I decided to spend the day exploring my city. Here’s what happened when I wandered around Seattle in the middle of a workday. 11:21am: La Marzocco Cafe I mostly know about La Marzocco, the cafe attached to KEXP radio in Lower Queen Anne, because of an influencer … More Day Off in Seattle — Sushi, Books, and ALL of the Coffee

22 Tweets on Faith: Strangely Simple, But So Tough Sometimes

I love to write about faith. And Then There’s Beth is a mix of all the things I love to think about: from pop culture to social justice, but the vast majority of what I write about has to do with Christianity and spiritual growth. Here are 22 tweets about faith that never made it … More 22 Tweets on Faith: Strangely Simple, But So Tough Sometimes

19 Tweets on Processing White Privilege

In case you haven’t noticed, our media and national narrative are full of (very emotion-driven and polarized) discussions of racism, ethnic disparities, marginalization, and white privilege. As a white woman raised in predominantly white spaces, I have had the luxury of not having to engage in these conversations if I don’t want to. But some … More 19 Tweets on Processing White Privilege