Sexism, Judgement Day and Forgetting as a Survival Tool

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by Sierra cross posted from her blog the phoenix and olive branch Sometimes, my mind goes through a litany of abuse that I can’t stop. From my father’s intimidation to the men in trucks who ran me off the road [Read more...]

Daughter of the Patriarchy: epilogue: What does leaving fundamentalism look like?

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by Sierra Occasionally, I get asked whether or not I ever actually left my old fundamentalist church. My story on No Longer Quivering followed my journey up to the first year of college. I’ve wrestled with how to explain what happened in a proper narrative form, because the circumstances that led to my cutting ties [Read More...]

Daughter of the Patriarchy, epilogue: What does leaving fundamentalism look like?

leavingchurch

by Sierra Occasionally, I get asked whether or not I ever actually left my old fundamentalist church. My story on No Longer Quivering followed my journey up to the first year of college. I’ve wrestled with how to explain what happened in a proper narrative form, because the circumstances [Read more...]

We thought modesty made us timeless

by Sierra I grew up wearing “holiness.” I’ll wait for a moment so you can finish making jokes. You know you want to. Holiness hair in action. Usually associated with Pentecostals, “holiness” dress has several elements: [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: The Selfish Use Birth Control?

QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders and aks our readers: What do you think? Agree? Disagree? This is the place to state your opinion. Please, let’s keep it respectful – but at the same time, we encourage readers to examine the [Read more...]