Stand Up and Speak Your Truth

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by AJ cross posted from her blog I Am Phoenix I have always had a hard time standing up for myself. I chalk it up to the way I grew up. I grew up in a cult where women and children weren’t allowed to speak up for themselves, especially when we were abused. We weren’t [Read More...]

Pensacola Christian College & Me

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons If you’ve never meandered around xoJane, well, now is your golden opportunity. I’ve been a loyal reader for almost a year now, and it’s a pretty cool place. So, when an xoJane editor reached out to me and asked if I’d be willing to [Read More...]

Then and Now

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by AJ cross posted from her blog I Am Phoenix I’m becoming more and more aware that I don’t need to “aware” of my beliefs in order for them to affect my life. My beliefs shape the way my life is branching out right at this very moment, even if many of these beliefs were formed many years ago and I [Read More...]

Why Purity Culture Doesn’t Teach Consent

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons I’m a Star Trek fan, and yes– it’s related. I grew up watching Star Trek loyally, and I’m pretty sure Captain Kathryn Janeway is one of the few reasons why I managed to be somewhat normal. So, when Enterprise began airing, I watched every [Read More...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Shop Window Porn?

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by Veronika Winkels from Ladies Against Feminism and Mercatornet.com – Shop-Window Porn Violates Children’s Rights, So Let’s Fight It My sister Anna and her husband Jacob have four young children, all daughters whom they are trying to raise to value their own dignity and face the world with self-esteem and confidence. [Read more...]