Pure, a Book Review and Deconstructing Purity Culture: At the Intersections of Black, Female & Womanist

Illustration by Katarzyna Bogdańska A few days ago, I stumbled across the book “Pure” by Linda Kay Klein. I couldn’t put it down. Surely, this book would provide both critical insight and compelling testimony into the insidious innerworkings of peak Evangelical purity culture. Unfortunately, the 35-page Introduction was the best part of the book. At once bothContinue reading “Pure, a Book Review and Deconstructing Purity Culture: At the Intersections of Black, Female & Womanist”

Bonita, Bonita, Bonita

I have wanted to be beautiful for as long as I can remember. Ironically cursed with severe acne as an adolescent, I was used to teachers that, during roll call, would chuckle at their amazing propensity for Spanish and ask: Do you know what Bonita means? Numbly, I would nod my head and pray toContinue reading “Bonita, Bonita, Bonita”

2018 Recap

It’s snowing in Tucson. So, I feel better that I am a few days late on my 2018 top eight because… snow in the desert. And, as you know or probably don’t because it never happens, watching snow sit on cacti is probably one of the coolest sights. I don’t know about you, but I’m not theContinue reading “2018 Recap”