Lecrae's recent decision to walk away from 'white evangelicalism' suggests that the church is beginning to swallow the poison of intersectionality. But we're to love each other as Christ commanded and gospel loving never leads to ecclesiastical apartheid. Here's some thoughts from a privileged white girl.
They say that it's because you were born inside the wrong body, that you can't help it. They say that it's brave for you to try to fix that problem, that you should be true to yourself. They say that embracing these feelings will make things so much better for you. That this won't hurt … Continue reading About a Girl
Because what fun would life be if it was actually easy?
I don't want to play the victim nor the pity card and I don't care to draw moralistic lessons about forgiveness, suffering, or justice. I write this only because I cannot keep ignoring it. Quite simply, it is time to acknowledge out loud that it happened and it hurt. Because it did.
With technology constantly changing and developing, we have more opportunities that ever to have out words, pictures, and voices find their way to people we don't even know and will probably never meet. Instagram sees an average of 80 million photos shared per day. Twitter estimates that the average number of followers per account is … Continue reading Beginning a Blog…
Run a quick search through your favourite search engine and you will find thousands upon thousands of articles listing The Top X Books of All Time Ever or X of the Worst Books Not Worth the Paper They're Printed On. They come in a crazy variety of categories including (but not limited to) Thriller, Romance, … Continue reading Five Books That Shaped Me As A Writer
He was an excellent speaker, unobtrusive but captivating. He did not flog us ten easy steps to getting published, nor did he attempt to dazzle us with eloquent yet empty verbosity. The man spoke simply and humbly and said just this: Write what you know.
This week has been very busy and will only get busier (I have an essay due Thursday but I'm working the next two nights so I need to get it done today). So instead of writing a full on post, here are some more little snippets from my notebook. They are not necessarily true, they … Continue reading Notes
There were four of them. Binbags, huddled like mourners in the corner of the room. I looked at them for some time but neither of us said anything. What was there to say? It had been another in a long list of extra tasks for the night, the closest I would come to getting a … Continue reading Four
** I wrote this piece when I was sixteen. It's a long read but it's one of the pieces that first made me realise just how powerful words are to make people feel.** The sky is carnival blue without a hopeful hint of cloud. The little white cross rests beneath a drooping … Continue reading The Greatest in the Kingdom