The Red Couch: The Woman Warrior Introduction

In March of 1999, over 20 years after her publication of The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts in 1976, I had the honor of attending a campus lecture by Maxine Hong Kingston at the state college I attended as an undergraduate. The morning of Kingston’s lecture, I attended a mandatory session at the […]

The Red Couch: Mending the Divides Discussion

How often do we enter conflict in the posture of a hero rather than of vulnerability and curiosity? This question posed, by Jon Huckins and Jer Swigart in Mending the Divides: Creative Love in a Conflicted World is one which cuts to the quick. It sits at the heart of much of their discussion of […]

The Red Couch: Mending the Divides Introduction

The roar of a mob of students fills my ears as I try to read. I walk over to my window to watch the protestors filing down the street carrying signs and chanting slogans about corrupt governments and unsafe roads. This isn’t an unusual occurrence. In our sprawling city, protests often shut down the roads […]

Raise Your Voice: An Interview with Kathy Khang

I’ve been stalking Kathy Khang’s twitter for years and have always viewed her as a confident and powerful voice as she dismantles the status quo. It’s so easy to only see one tiny dimension of a person when we confine them to just one social media outlet, isn’t it? Reading Kathy’s journey of finding her […]

The Red Couch: Books Worth Reading

It’s mid-August and we’ve read some incredible books for the Red Couch this year. We’ve grappled with Original Blessing and Mujerista Theology. We’ve thought about missions and our neighbors with Dangerous Territory and The Power of Proximity. Even though it’s only August, I’ve already started compiling the lists of books that we’ll whittle down for […]