by Jera Brown Long before I was sexually active, I was drawn to the Biblical stories of outcasted women—the woman at the well, the woman who anointed Jesus’s feet with perfume, the woman for whom Jesus drew a line in the sand. I think I’ve always felt isolated. I identified with those women because it took me a long time to accept myself as I am, and it took even longer to show others who I am so that they could accept me. A few weeks ago, I tattooed a
I don’t often write directly about what “faith” means to me on the page, but after a month of inspiring work by artists at Open Thought Vortex, I decided to dive right in. It’s frightening–talking about religion. Especially when you had one, and now you have none. I hope you’ll take a look at my editor’s letter over there, and then peruse last month’s features to find out what “faith” means to many others. Read my admission on Open Thought Vortex.
You know what was awesome about this Friday? I am having trouble grabbing all the links for this roundup because #LinkYourLife joined up with #BluSkyFriday to multiply our members, shares and readership. Please enjoy the hashtag meme @stuckinscared made including #LinkYourLife! @KimGANEPossible shared an incredibly moving and personal piece on rape, abortion and resilience. This is a must-read. Truly. End silence. @UlaWrites is the truth behind the illusion. @PlaguedParent made us laugh at the horror he felt about his daughter’s swimsuit choice. He also shared a beautiful bit of prose. @LvingTheDream shared