Lonely at Church

By Kelly Christian |  Instagram I sat in my seat at church and began to write a prayer that said, “I thought I was okay. But I’m not. I really need your people, Lord.” For the last nine months we have been attending a new church and until recently I have joked that this is […]

When Sex Isn’t Magical

by Anonymous I carefully string the beads on a wisp of fishing wire. They’re clear blue, about ten of them. Then I thread the letters: T-R-U-E L-O-V-E W-A-I-T-S. More blue beads. I tie it round my wrist, feeling accomplished. This will fix everything. / / / / I came of age in the late nineties. […]

The Land of Tears

“It is such a secret place, the land of tears.” —Antoine de Saint-Exupéry,The Little Prince The land of tears is a place I’ve visited many times over my life; a strange and secret country, indeed. I could say it feels familiar, except that it doesn’t. Not quite. Each visit is unique, bringing its own sadness, regret, […]

Counting the Small Wins

A friend of mine graduated from university this month. She’s spent the past three years back in classes with people a decade younger than her, doing the work to get the degree she needs to make a major career shift. It’s been a long and hard and expensive road, full of sacrifice, and it is such […]

A Lesson in Language and Empathy

By Annie Rim | Twitter: @Annie_Rim “How long have you lived here? Why don’t you speak French yet?” Shame filled my chest and I quickly swallowed the cheap-but-smooth wine we relied on during those student days in Paris. When I decided to attend college in France as an art history major, I assumed I would […]