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December 04, 2014
Casting Off White Invisibility
In a piece for Salon last week, Brittney Cooper wrote about her ongoing struggle with...
November 21, 2014
“To Welcome The Stranger”
The Conference of Bishops of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America released the following statement about...
November 18, 2014
Band Aid 30: Colonial Christmas Is Back!
That’s right. Your 24/7 Christmas music playlists and stations are likely to have the Band...
November 13, 2014
Feminist Scholarship & Pedagogies at #NWSA2014
I’ve escaped the cold blast hitting the Midwest this week by heading to the National...
October 23, 2014
I’ve never understood the appeal of haunted houses or roller coasters or scary movies. I...
October 14, 2014
Called to Act for Peace
I read former President Jimmy Carter’s latest book this summer in preparation for today. The...
September 11, 2014
Reproductive (in)Justice in Jacksonville
I wrote this piece in response to events in the Illinois town where I live,...
August 21, 2014
As many of us head back to school, events are still unfolding in Ferguson, Missouri....
August 18, 2014
Voices on Ferguson
In some crisis moments, some of us do well to listen, learn, and read as...
August 11, 2014
On (Re)Watching Sex & the City (all of it)
Over the span of six weeks this summer, mostly for fun, I re-watched every episode...
July 08, 2014
This week I will be in Grand Rapids, Michigan, for the final meeting of a...
May 12, 2014
Your Summer (Feminist) (Theological) Reading List
I received an email query this weekend that read, in part: I’m looking for some...
April 04, 2014
Beyonce Studies 2014
Jessica Valenti called Beyoncé’s recent self-titled release “the album that is going to launch a...
March 13, 2014
Women, Race, & Ministry: Streams Run Uphill
“I wonder if people in the church have any idea how much pain we inflict...
February 11, 2014
Moving Justice Forward: VDay 2014?
Rehearsals for The Vagina Monologues have begun on my campus again this year and I...
February 04, 2014
Black Masculinity & Oscar
The two movies I wrote about here last year, Fruitvale Station and The Butler, were...
December 18, 2013
For a Feminist Advent
Last year, I first shared some seasonal feminist musical resources around Christmas. They feature the...
December 03, 2013
Racism, Sexism, & The Holiday Classics
I just ruined “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” for my husband this year. He’s endlessly irritated...
November 27, 2013
Truth, Generosity, & Gratitude
In a longer piece at Feminism and Religion last year, Carol Christ shared this story...
November 18, 2013
Speaking Her Story
A whole lot of people read my post last month in response to Simone Jhingoor’s...
October 07, 2013
It’s My Birthday! … & Other Awareness Events
October seems to be full of things of which you should be aware, only one...
September 25, 2013
Subservient or Subversive, The Butler Works in a Man’s World
I resisted seeing The Butler. After the mess that was The Help, here came yet...
September 23, 2013
Race, Class, & J.K. Rowling
I finally got a chance to read The Casual Vacancy, J.K. Rowling’s first published non-Harry...
September 02, 2013
Laboring For Justice
Jamilah King over at Colorlines has a great post this Labor Day weekend, beginning with...
August 28, 2013
“Challenge Our Labor to Set People Free”
Today is the fiftieth anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom....
August 19, 2013
At the Intersection of Fruitvale & Clay
The following is an excerpt of a piece I wrote that was published earlier this...
August 07, 2013
“Maybe God is an Angry Feminist”
Oh, I hope so. I am absolutely in love with this new piece at Sarah...
July 29, 2013
Who Are The Women?
In the middle of a really good piece titled “The Reproductive Injustice and the ‘War...
July 25, 2013
Our Voices: “My Painful Visitations”
This summer, I’ll be sharing a series of short personal stories from the Our Voices,...
July 15, 2013
I Am Not Trayvon Martin
In 1903 they were true. In 2013 they remain true. The words of W.E.B. DuBois...
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