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If you know my story than you know I have battled depression for the last eight years or so. My triggers come in all forms: being too stressed, recalling on…

When No Place Is Home

This post deviates from my usual focus on being a religious feminist in the USA, and it deviates for a good reason: I am in the process of moving to…

Going Back…Home?

  A little over a month ago, my family sat on a plane for hours and landed bright and early in Taipei, Taiwan. The last time I had visited Taiwan…

Danger: Kale Chips Cooking

During a recent visit to my godparents’ house and a lovely meal of ham sandwiches, I noticed but avoided the ham’s table companion: green clumps in white bowls at either…

Being House Hunters

I can’t imagine what my coworkers think about me. Since moving to Chicago in June, I have adopted a dog, begun a new job, gotten engaged, started planning a wedding,…

(super)human rights

Recently, the following video has been running rampant all over the Internet:   I’m going to start by acknowledging how important what Mr. Wahls did is. Speaking up for your…

Parenting: It is a Privilege, Not a Right

As this article goes to press, another toddler has passed away, a tragic victim of domestic violence. Here in New Zealand, an average of 10 children a year are killed…

Reflections on Home

Home is a funny thing. For the first 18 years of my life, home was the one bedroom apartment I shared with my mother, father, and sister in Manhattan. And…