“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh
These three books are my attempts at writing to live it out, and to encourage others. The first book, Making Paper Cranes, came out of my time in seminary when I was exploring identity politics, feminism, and theology. The second book, Streams Run Uphill, came out of a desire to share what feminist theology looks like on the ground. I needed something that was rooted in the stories of other women struggling in the same endeavor.
The third book, Yoked was written with my husband, Andy Kort, on trying to integrate vocation and family.
I love these like they are my children - they are a strange part of me, and yet they have their own lives, genuine in all the mistakes and wrong turns, missteps in words, and epiphanies. Thank you for being here.
October 1, 2014
Judith Butler’s Undoing Gender continues the debates on gender and sexuality by further questioning what “it might mean to undo restrictively normative conceptions of sexual and gendered life.” What compels me is the way justice is an integral part of her investigation as she is “guided by the question of what maximizes the possibilities for a […]
September 24, 2014
Monique Wittig’s The Straight Mind: And Other Essays The first half of the collection looks at the category of sex as a political category. Specifically, it is concerned with ”[m]aterialist lesbianism.” Wittig “describe[s] heterosexuality not as an institution but as a political regime which rests on the submission and the appropriation of women (p. xiii). […]
September 12, 2014
“Don’t become too narrow. Live fully. Meet all kinds of people. You’ll learn something from everyone. Follow what you feel in your heart.” -Yuri Kochiyama Lunch with a friend that I love and admire so much – we caught up as we don’t spend nearly enough time together. She’s in academic and intellectual circles, church […]
September 10, 2014
Ira’s voice in my ear as I run makes my plodding along blur the trees while the road zips by in my peripheral vision. I have feet like a deer and suddenly I’ve run 8 miles. The college edition from last year (“How I Got Into College”) makes me laugh out loud – guffaw – […]
September 2, 2014
This week Jim Kast-Keat of Thirty Seconds or Less will be hosting the writers’ voices of Streams Run Uphill: Conversations with Clergywomen of Color . “Where streams run uphill, there a woman rules.” -Ethiopian proverb After Making Paper Cranes I found myself desperate to uncover the meaningful and pertinent experiences of the rare but growing […]