I Am Not A Godly Woman

I am not a godly woman. I wanted to be one for a long time. I was told for most of my life I should aspire to be one. Men apparently looked for them to date and marry. Preachers spoke longingly of them as the idealized, female archetype. In fact, the only type of woman […]

SheLeads: Under Fire

Just like fire, burning out the way. If I can light the world up for just one day, Watch this madness, colorful charade, No one can be just like me any way. —“Just like Fire” (2016), Written by: Alecia Moore, Max Martin, Karl Johan Schuster, Oscar Holter We’ve all been under fire. Sometimes it can […]

SheLeads: Strengthening Your Territory of Influence

My earliest memories of my own emerging leadership leanings began in the 1970’s when, as a young elementary student attending Tuesday night girls’ club meetings, I was the pig-tailed brunette with her hand thrust into the air desperately wanting to be picked to recite her weekly bible verse first or answer the leader’s question with […]

My Hidden Figure

[Trigger warning: Mention of sexual abuse.] I don’t think there has ever been a time in my life that I have not been uncomfortable in my own body. It wasn’t until my thirties when I awoke one night in sheer terror, my gentle, kind husband startled beside me, crying out in anguish at the memories […]

What if the Pause is Actually the Point?

Until recently, I viewed a pause strictly in linear terms: the TV remote pauses the movie, allowing me time to go to the bathroom, check my email, let the cat out, heat up a burrito and then return to my well-worn couch. Then, with one click, the movie carries on. Rarely did I consider what […]