The Garden Warrior

By Sheli Massie | Twitter: @sheligeoghanmas When I was little, “underoos” were a thing. Underwear that suddenly turned you into a superhero. One Christmas my grandma thought it was a cute idea to buy all of the grandkids a pair. We stood in front of the Christmas tree adorned with colorful lights, all in a […]

The Both/And

There are some weights I’ve carried silently across years, my skin and bone growing right around them tangled complicated. The heaviness buried. Still, I grew into my frame. I softened, curved found my way. I’ve made beautiful things. I can be both/and. But then, on a day still close, words spilled inky and echoed across […]

Nightmares and Cosmic Gifts

When I was offered a new job earlier this summer, a strange thing happened. I started having nightmares. It wasn’t that I was afraid of the new opportunity or unhappy with the offer. In fact, just the opposite. It was an offer so substantial that it was going to dramatically change our circumstances and allow […]

Sisters in Mental Illness: Mania and Misconceptions

This month the tables turn—it’s Shaley’s turn to be interviewed. Nichole Forbes chats with Shaley about what it’s like to live with bipolar 1 and hypomania. What are the common misconceptions of bipolar and hypomania? How is self-care different when you’re diagnosed with those disorders? How do you move forward when you’re neuro-atypical? Sisters in […]

Hostile Territory

By Erin Thomas | @erinthomas_123 “What theology challenged or inspired you during the year’s courses?” The question came during my annual comprehensive oral exams for seminary. I defaulted to my usual answer, and explained how I was a post-evangelical. The seminary panel returned with another question: “We know what theology you’re against. But what theology are […]