Category Archives: Feminism

Poisoned Peeps: Raising Boys in a Culture of Sugary Sweet Misogyny

I was raised in a culturally Southern area of Kentucky. Because of its location and history, parts of my home state are not “Gone With The Wind.” Rather, they are culturally mid-western, particularly the areas bordering Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. But my small Appalachian town has everything required of a Southern locale: curmudgeonly writers, beauty…

Just As I Am: My experience of being saved as a girl

Note: This is a memoir piece. The names have been changed the events are real. For being so religious, I am not overly churched. My family does not darken the church doors each time they open, like so many in our tiny Appalachian town in the blue-green Kentucky foothills. My Grandma, a scrupulous woman, took…

Abuse-Proofing: Dialogue from previous post

I’ll start this post like a lawyer– with a disclaimer. I am not qualified to give advice on parenting or mental health. Having said that, I received a number of comments from my last post, primarily through e-mails from friends who know me personally. Because you can’t view those e-mails here, I wanted to post…