Self Preservation and Mental Health

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by Sarah Henderson cross posted from her blog Feminist in Spite of Them In my last post, I made a brief mention of how living in a state of survival affected my mental health. I thought it would be a good idea to expand on this issue, because in my opinion it is the crux [Read More...]

Ordeal of the Bitter Waters Part Six

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by Samantha cross posted from her blog Defeating the Dragons This is the final post in this series. I wanted to thank everyone who’s been reading and commenting for your support and encouragement as I put all of this into writing– very public writing. I also wanted to note, again, that everything I’ve written here [Read More...]

Ordeal of the Bitter Waters Part Five

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by Samantha cross posted from her blog Defeating the Dragons I puzzled over yarek naphal for days– I dug through commentary after commentary, through lexicons, through concordances, through history books– and what I found was frustrating. Of the people who bothered to remark on what yarek naphal meant, most seemed comfortable assuming that “thigh to rot” [Read More...]

Ordeal of the Bitter Waters Part Four

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by Samantha cross posted from her blog Defeating the Dragons   I stared at what I’d typed into Google. The blinking cursor was silent, patient, waiting for me to hit enter.   Verses in the Bible about abortion.   Blink. Blink. Blink. [Read more...]

Ordeal of the Bitter Waters Part Three

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by Samantha cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons This is simply my story of how I became pro-choice. I’m not writing this to convince anyone– it was a journey that took years, and what convinced me may not convince anyone else. I believe that writing my story for you is important; in all [Read More...]