Guest Bloggers

  • In Search of African Women Who Question Religion

    This is a guest post by Leo Igwe. Igwe is a Nigerian human rights advocate and humanist. He is a former Western and Southern African representative of the International Humanist and Ethical Union, and has specialized in campaigning against and documenting the impacts of child witchcraft accusations.  She is from Zimbabwe in Southern Africa but currently lives in Canada. Rudo, 30…

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  • A Feminist Takeover Remembered

    This is a guest post by Reverend Irene Monroe. Monroe is described in O, the Oprah Magazine, as “a phenomenal woman who has succeeded against all odds.” An African-American lesbian feminist public theologian, she is a sought-after speaker and preacher.  Most days when the weather permits my morning constitutional is a two mile walking loop around the Charles River. From my house…

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  • A Religious Utopia Turned Nightmare

    This is a guest post by Reverend Irene Monroe. Monroe is described in O, the Oprah Magazine, as “a phenomenal woman who has succeeded against all odds.” An African-American lesbian feminist public theologian, she is a sought-after speaker and preacher. If you’re interested in the book discussed here, “White Nights, Black Paradise” by Sikivu Hutchinson, you can purchase it on  Amazon.  “Their emigration to Jonestown in…

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  • A placenta with googly eyes.

    Cross Post: Please Don’t Eat Your Placenta

    ***Editor’s note:  This cross post from Grounded Parents is by Steph. Click through the link at the bottom to read the full post.*** I am guessing you clicked on this post for one of two reasons. You are so grossed out by the thought of eating your own or anyone else’s placenta that you wanted to read more out of…

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  • Guest Post: Intersex Awareness, October 26th and Beyond

    Editor’s Note: Intersex Awareness Day was on Monday, but it’s always a good time to bring up the issues around intersex people. The more awareness we have, the fewer children who will be forced to undergo gender assignment surgeries.  ****** When I was a child, I loved unicorns. In my room I had unicorn statues, a snow globe, posters, and…

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  • Guest Post: Creating a Secular Adoption

    Editor’s Note: This post is written by Amy Buzalsky, who has written previous guest posts, and it’s about what it’s like going through the secular adoption process. Hopefully it will help others in similar situations! ****** Adoption is used as a way to build families for a variety of reasons. But what happens if you are secular and looking to adopt? When…

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  • Child in American Monster tshirt

    Cross Post: Kids + Guns

    ***Editor’s note:  This cross post from Grounded Parents is by J.G. Hovey. Click through the link at the bottom to read the full post and make comments.  ******   I was 16 or 17 when I pulled into the mall’s parking ramp one day for my work shift. I was fiddling around in the car and getting my things together when…

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  • Guest Post: The Popcorn Movie in Jeopardy?: A Response to Sady Doyle

    Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post is by Leah Misemer and talks about the difficulties faced when translating comics, which can be produced cheaply and serially, into movies, which are expensive and take time to produce. Specifically, she is responding to this article by Sady Doyle at Wired. ****** As comics move from the page to the screen, it is inevitable that…

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