July 31, 2017

Take some time and check out this podcast I recorded with my boo Kevin Garcia over at Tiny Revolution. We covered a lot of ground in our time together including LGBTQ inclusion in religious community, what it means to live out your love, elitism in faith spaces, power & privilege, and what community, church, and solidarity can look like. So take the next 45 minutes and listen to our talk, Petty and/or Prophetic. I think you'll find it worth your time. Read more

July 4, 2017

  I woke up this morning, this “Independence Day”, with my mind stayed on freedom Not “Make America Great Again” or the US neo-imperial project but actual freedom The type that lets our young ones look forward to sunny days and clear blue skies because they don’t have to fear drone warfare or our bombs bursting in their air   And as I considered this freedom, I considered our current state of being Thinking of how the toxic brew of... Read more

May 2, 2017

I hold the remains of a tomorrow that will never come, the fractured chrysalis of a possibility that will not develop the wings of reality Read more

April 28, 2017

I was 5 years old when I first remember meeting Jesus. I’m the daughter of a Baptist preacher and am descended from good church-going folk so I had been introduced to him in utero but I remember meeting him at 5. I sat on the right hand side of the Scriptural Baptist Church sanctuary in a folding chair almost directly under a Sunday School poster of Jesus with arms stretched wide inviting any who would come into his care for rest. I... Read more

March 18, 2017

  I’m not ok. Most days I struggle to get out of bed before feeding myself, knocking out a few hours of work, taking time to rest, and then getting lost for a few hours in my curated netflix-hulu happy place. I’m not ok. It’s a struggle to be around people some days and I crave the stillness and silence that sleep affords me.  Solitude has become a refuge and a reprieve for me because in those moments of being alone, I can... Read more

January 30, 2017

Never forget that we belong to one another. Always remember that our liberations are intertwined and none of us will get free while others are bound. Read more

January 21, 2017

​Blessings to all who will march in their local Women’s March or the national Women’s March in DC today. I’ve been asked repeatedly if I intended to go for the last few months and my answer has fairly consistently been no. If you caught me in a moment where I was tired, you’d hear me speak about a travel conflict. While that was (in part) true, my reasoning is complex and will make some of you uncomfortable.  I’m not attending... Read more

January 17, 2017

If I should die before I'm woke, Cringe at my missteps for it's in holding me accountable that you can see what work is left to do Read more

December 31, 2016

While 2016 has been hard, it has been a year I am grateful for because it stretched and pushed me. It's reminded me that the disquiet I feel in my spirit can be harnessed to do good work that is responsive to the need I see in the world. So thank you to the year that has encouraged me to unapologetically be myself and walk, speak, and act boldly in the places that I find myself rooted in.  Read more

December 8, 2016

  “I didn’t raise you to…” “If you had just listened to me…” “Why can’t you just…” We, the adult offspring of well meaning people, have heard these words time and time again. Given the time of year, many of us are about to hear some iteration of them in the coming weeks and will be talked at by our parents, grandparents, or other beloved elders who disagree with our hair, attire, expressed ideologies, relationship status, career choice, course of... Read more

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