I’m going to cry. I need to wait for it to be socially acceptable to leave the room first. Then I’m going to find myself a safe space and cry. Maybe in five minutes. I feel the cry perched in the roof of my mouth. I can summon it whenever. Just not now. Five minutes. The room erupts in laughter. My mouth smiles. They think … Continue reading Feeling Offended
It has been one of those whirlwind weeks in terms of my work (I work as a nanny and at a child-minding setting). I’ve done the normal school runs and pre-school gymnastics but have also had the extra parent meetings, the paperwork, and I even emplaced participatory activities in my setting which still need to evaluated and adapted this weekend. Looking after children is exhausting … Continue reading 3 Lessons I’ve Learned from Working with Children
“I’m Christian, but I am a feminist.” This is a statement made in Buzzfeed’s cringeworthy video, “I’m Christian, but I’m not…” (Journalist Mollie Hemingway can explain why it’s cringeworthy here). Anyways, you don’t have to be a literature student to read that statement and realize it’s implications. Being Christian – a follower of Christ – and a feminist – one who believes in equality of the … Continue reading Christian AND Feminist?
Photo by the lovely Jess who pretty much takes all of my photos. Check her out. It began intellectually, me pondering about identity, how we can define it for ourselves and if we can accurately define it for ourselves, but now I’m ending my thought-process in a more vague tone. I’m not too sure how I want to write this blog post and how I want to … Continue reading Identity Crisis
“What is the secret to a good marriage?” I asked. “Communication,” one woman said. “Yes…” a few other women murmured in agreement. This was around the bonfire at church camp. I mentally added this answer to the wealth of advice I had collected over the past month, when my relationship with a very committed guy was still a new thing. That was six months ago … Continue reading Christian Dating