In the past few days, I have encountered several situations and conversations that have made me wrestle with what I believe. I think this is important, as it is in the wrestle that we hold on tighter. I think, also, that it is important for us to name the things we believe and to be…Read more Things I Believe
I hope you all had a beautiful Thanksgiving holiday! I always love this time of year. I mean, October through December is my favorite time of year, but Thanksgiving is like the catalyst to keep me at home, listen to Christmas music, snuggle up by the fire, and to deeply enjoy the people in my…Read more I’m so tired of all the crap.
This is something I have been trying to piece together for the past few weeks, since the Kavanaugh trial began. I know, that with this post, I should expect some criticism and perhaps hate, but I need to speak my truth. I am tired of feeling silenced and ignored, simply because I have a different…Read more No. I don’t stand with women.
*Tomorrow, students across the nation with walk out of their classes, to make a stand against gun violence, and to petition for safer schools. These are my thoughts.* I am petrified. Never before have I ever felt a fear like this. I'm terrified that a mass shooting will happen again, but this time, in an…Read more I have this fear.
I have been thinking long and hard about whether or not I wanted to post this. It may come across as being insensitive, or selfish, or maybe even ignorant. But I have a feeling I'm not the only American that feels this way. Last week, my college presented a symposium on "Inclusive Excellence". Classes were…Read more Conversation burn-out.
My Religion professor is amazing. Today, she brought in Aaysha Noor, a Muslim woman and speaker, as a guest lecturer. (If you go to the linked website, Ms. Noor is the woman in the middle, in a pale pink head scarf.) Today was probably my first real opportunity to engage with Islam, apart from reading…Read more A Dialog with Islam
On my college campus right now, there are little phrases written everywhere such as "love conquers all" and "keep the peace", and other similar things. (The first of these I'm aiming to write a post on in the near future.) I believe these were written as a response to Sunday night's horrific events in Las…Read more Little Thoughts: Good and evil
*This is a paper I just wrote for my Religious Diversity class. I'm quite proud of it.* Many people claim that America is a Christian nation. They recognize the impact religious beliefs had on the Founding Fathers and on the creation of America. However, many people also claim that America isn’t a Christian nation. These…Read more Religious Literacy
Hey guys! Recently, I came across an interesting article on my Facebook page, titled "Fifty percent of Millennials would give up their right to vote to get student loans erased.". That caught my attention, and I was curious as to how my peers would react. I'm interested in turning this into a blog post, so…Read more Student Loans, or Right to Vote? (Survey)
I'm beginning to get the hang of this whole "living on campus" thing. It was a doozy there for a bit; but I've settled into this new time in my life. And if I'm being really honest, I like this new sense of determination I have, and this new drive to become a true functioning…Read more Collection of Beautiful Things VI