Fat Girl,

There are No Strings on Me

March 13, 2019 0 Comments

When Avengers: Age of Ultron first came out on Blu-ray, my broth­er came over to watch the film at my house. While watch­ing, I sud­den­ly had an idea for a let­ter­ing project: I want­ed to draw the phrase Ultron seems obsessed with through­out the movie (which is, of course, from Pinoc­chio): “There are no strings on me.”

My thought was to use lots of swash­es and embell­ish­ments, then final­ly ink it with my flex nib dip pen. I end­ed up vec­tor­ing the piece, but was unsat­is­fied with the first final­iza­tion. I sat on it for sev­er­al months, then decid­ed to rework it after read­ing Jes­si­ca His­che’s fan­tas­tic book, In Progress. The final result is some­thing I can say I’m quite proud of.

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Reflections on privilege and poverty.

March 13, 2019 0 Comments

I have so much help at my fin­ger­tips, and I still risk pover­ty. For all my priv­i­lege, I’m still in this mess. And so many peo­ple are in the same boat.

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Cruelty in Christ

February 25, 2019 0 Comments

I’ve long defend­ed evan­gel­i­cals and fun­da­men­tal­ists alike, insist­ing that if they could only under­stand the harm they’re per­pet­u­at­ing, they would change.

But I can’t con­tin­ue, in good con­science, telling my non-Chris­t­ian, queer, non-white, dis­abled, and trans friends to give evan­gel­i­cals in their lives anoth­er chance.

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Makeup of the Day, February 7th Edition

February 8, 2019 0 Comments
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Ch-ch-ch-changes

May 26, 2018 0 Comments

Wel­come to the new site in all its work-in-progress glo­ry. Let’s talk about some stuff, like why there’s a new site in the first place and what you can expect from me mov­ing for­ward.

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Never.

January 15, 2018 1 Comment
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Consideration — For the Well-Meaning Christian

October 18, 2017 1 Comment

I’ve said over and over again in this series: I know you mean well. But you have got to think about your words. Think about what you’re say­ing when you say, “It’s only through the grace of God that I’m heal­ing.” Think about the impli­ca­tions of your words to peo­ple who aren’t like you. Think about how what brings you com­fort has been used as a base­ball bat against oth­ers.

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Pro-Choice and Proud

June 23, 2017 0 Comments

Nor­mal­ize and sup­port a person’s right to choose.

Every­one deserves basic repro­duc­tive health, and for peo­ple with uterus­es, that health is impos­si­ble with­out the right to choose.

Don’t just sup­port places like Planned Par­ent­hood Action (but please do!! espe­cial­ly your local clin­ics!!). Sup­port the peo­ple in your life who need that sup­port.

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The Process of Being.

April 16, 2017 0 Comments

This Sat­ur­day, April 22, I will turn 30 years old. (Want to help me cel­e­brate?)

Frankly, this ter­ri­fies me.

All my life, I nev­er envi­sioned myself liv­ing past the age of 28. I fig­ured that either the rap­ture would have occurred, or I would have killed myself. So you’d think 29 would have been my all-out pan­ic year, but I spent 29 deal­ing with a lot of oth­er things.

Now, with 30 at my doorstep, I’m caught in its head­lights, await­ing its impact with an ever-increas­ing sense of dread.

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