Setting Eve Free

Sister girl, how they’ve had your name locked up for years Said it was you who ate the apple Was led astray by your lusts Bringing down the integrity of the world With your seductive touches And questioning, wandering eyes They said it was you who’ve been entrapping men Bending and folding them in the …

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#MeToo: Power, Consent and Sexual Desire

I’ve been struggling to find the words to respond to a discussion that I had with my cohost on Episode 8 of our Podcast “Black Gal White Guy” about the #MeToo Campaign. In that conversation, we spoke at length about the problem with sexual harassment and assault, which affects women significantly more than men. It …

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Prayer of Praise and Thanksgiving for Women

To God Both our Father and our Mother Who created the heavens and the earth Who separated the waters from the land Who brought forth vegetables and fruit trees of every kind Who spoke light into existence Who created creatures of the land, earth, and sea Who formed both men and women in your very …

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NEW SERIES – Say Their Names: The Missing Women in Our Faith Narrative

The last year has been hard. Excruciatingly hard. In all honesty, I’m not quite sure when it began. And if I only had one word to describe it, I’d use anxious. Anxious over the seemingly mundane but obligatory responsibilities that come with adulting. Anxious over balancing multiple roles and hats because my no filter seems …

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Give Me Faith…Like a Woman

Sometimes I feel like Moses, praying you would send someone else. At times I feel like Gideon, desperately looking for a sign that you have spoken to me. On occasion I feel like Saul, hoping to disappear into the background.  And other times, I feel like Jonah, wishing to be overcome by a whale so …

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What It Means to Be a Woman in a Male Dominated World

Shamed for being too vulnerable, chastised for being strong. No permission to be weak, balancing the world on your shoulders. If you refuse, it just may topple. Few take up the mantle, the burden, to care, raise, provide and protect, and still, 'May I,' litters your tongue lest your actions be mistaken for insolence, instead of …

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