The oppressions we permit

I recently read a Vanity Fair article on the many, many issues in Hillsong Church. It's horrifying. I have many thoughts about churches and church communities and the abuse or manipulation that is often excused as "tough, biblical love", but today I am mostly pissed at one thing: So many of these harms against women,…

The limits of selflessness

I've been going through some stuff lately (not much I can share on this public, though little-read, blog). One thing my therapist reminded me is that I am not in charge of other peoples' happiness. That's their job. My happiness is the only happiness I'm responsible for, and I need to let go of any…

My Indigenous Peoples’ Land Acknowledgement

I've talked about this a couple different times (why do I always think of land acknowledgements while lifting weights? The world may never know....). I am happy to say that I finally put together my Indigenous Peoples' Land Acknowledgement. Leaders in my organization encouraged us to put one together based on information and guidance from…

The isolation of honesty

I've been thinking about honesty a lot lately. Our country is undergoing a crisis of honesty, where we can't rely on some of our institutions and media to tell us the truth, and thus can't rely on others to have the truth to give us. Being "honest" these days can be fraught, difficult, uncertain, confusing.…