May 3, 2018

A person's musical choices reveal things about them so I hope you enjoy hearing a bit more of my story through me sharing my soundtrack. Read more

May 2, 2018

To honor my 32nd birthday and CFI's 3rd anniversary, I'm taking a mini sabbatical and (mostly) pressing pause on my work until June! I'm doing this because I wanted to gift myself with two things my soul is craving: rest and time to create... Read more

March 25, 2018

This Palm Sunday I'm pushed to consider all those who weren't in the streets then and who can't be present for our protests now because whether or not they show up their lives, interests, and liberation still matters. Read more

March 18, 2018

Power down Cocoon yourself with what gives you life Find new ways to enter your rest Everything will be there when you get back, Love Remember that the world can wait Read more

March 8, 2018

Self care is a popular topic of conversation in my social and professional circles. People engage one another around what sorts of things ground them, share articles and other resources about mindfulness and meditation, and post inspirational quotes as both personal reminders and communal encouragements. This is cool and incredibly necessary but in doing some reflection on the concept of self care I realized that most, if not all, of the conversations I was following were failing to mention something... Read more

February 6, 2018

  It is 1pm, I have been up for a little over an hour, and in this time I have talked to people about love, depression, the impact of white supremacy, deportation, suicide, divorce, systemic discrimination, financial insecurity, and at least 7 other topics while running back and forth to the bathroom as I wrestle with the effects of the stomach flu. In a moment of pause between the running and the texting and the talking, I inhaled sharply and... Read more

February 3, 2018

Most days I speak about love and community Highlighting pathways in the in-between spaces Bridging concepts and people and showing the interconnectedness of all things Most days I listen Holding words entering the world for the first time as their originators birth them into being Breaking new ground in themselves For themselves For us Most days I am gentle spiritual midwife Patient justice educator Affirming Pastoral Presence And then there are days like today Some days I want to drink... Read more

October 6, 2017

“Over the last few years, I’ve been deeply engaged in work and research that centers on cultivating space where people of all faiths, sexualities, and gender identities can seek to both know and be known. I’ve seen so many people experience spiritual, systemic, and interpersonal harm and sincerely believe that fostering inclusive, equitable communities can help people heal. My commitment to these beliefs inspired me to co-found a nonprofit called Center for Inclusivity that supports building these sorts of spaces... Read more

September 24, 2017

White supremacy will only loosen its grip on us all as you work adopt a posture of humility and own the ways that you - through your action or inaction - have allowed it to stand. All liberation comes at a price and getting free will cost you your pride. The question is, are you willing to pay? Read more

September 5, 2017

Today I’m holding 2 Chronicles 7:14 close alongside the concept of imago dei. The text says, “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” This moment that we’re in requires that we assume a posture of radical humility before we even think to pray or set intentions. There... Read more

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