It’s pretty hard to pare down your entire person into a reasonable, few-sentence introduction, but I’ll try. I describe my blog as “the bifeminist, interfaith rants of an apostate writer,” which pretty well captures what I feel are the important parts of my identity in a nut shell, with a tiny dose of snark. Labels are tricky things. They’re supposed to help define you, but more often than not, I find that they end up hindering more than helping. So if you come in here expecting stereotypes to apply easily, you’ll probably be disappointed. I’m much more complex than any label could ever encompass. But what the labels can do is give you a glimpse into what topics have a big impact on my life and, subsequently, the things I will probably like to talk about.
I’m a 29 year old bisexual woman. I grew up in fundamentalist Christianity, not an easy place for a non-heterosexual girl. As a result of what I experienced within fundamentalism, I am a fierce advocate for equality, tolerance, and freedom of thought. I’m also a little gun-shy of religion, but I’m not atheist. I create my own brand of spirituality which draws heavily from Paganism, Buddhism, and Jesus (because I still think he was a pretty cool guy, despite what his followers have made of everything).
I love words. They’ve been my friend from the very beginning, traveling with me through my upbringing in fundamentalism, standing by me as I grappled with the uncertainty of losing my religion, giving me a voice as I found my own truth, and connecting me to others of similar experience. They’ve been a therapist, fellow activist, and divine interventionist–the one constant that helps me find order in the midst of my often chaotic journey of self-discovery. I process everything through writing. Sometimes stories, sometimes poetry, sometimes prose. I’ll probably post a little of all of it here. This is my letter to the world–I’m alive, and I’m free.