Wrote & Woke

  • Open Up: Adoption Edition 

    By Beth Wise We met my 14-year-old’s birth mother this summer.  He hadn’t seen her in a while.  It went well.  Watching him walk into the parking lot to hug […]

  • Everything I Didn’t Learn from Purity Culture

    By Rebecca Moody Last night my husband and I snuggled down and watched I Survived I Kissed Dating Goodbye. It’s not a perfect documentary, but it’s very heartfelt, and it […]

  • An Accidental Lesson On Gentrification While House Hunting

    By Allison Walther  I once thought I was ready to buy a house. I met with a realtor and we began to discuss what I did and did not want […]

  • Snapchat Dysmorphia & Gender Discrimination

    By Allison Walther Snapchat’s new gender-changing filter has revealed a lot about our society as it functions today, predominantly among millennials. It reveals gender stereotypes and is also revealing the […]

  • Bye Erasure

    By Amanda Emmet I have spent a lot of my life struggling with identity; never feeling like I truly fit into the boxes designated for my being.  In grade school […]

  • Our Bodies As Stories 

    By Loré Yessuff  Rani Ban is a visual artist who creates prints, t-shirts, and ceramics centered around women taking up the space they deserve. Rani’s work is whimsical, lively, and […]

  • The Gift of Life

    By Nicolette Aguon August 8, 2018 was arguably the day that changed my life forever. From the outside looking in, my life changed due to an enormous act of kindness, […]

  • Happiness is Overrated 

    By Brooke Wolcott  Her doctor came by our room and said the results were positive, confirming her diagnosis for Cystic Fibrosis. She explained, “But it’s not just a childhood disease like it […]

  • What Wed Read: Find the Good by Heather Lende 

    In a bit of a book drought? We’ve got ya covered! What Wed Read is the place to find the reads we recommend. It’s like our own little library! Check […]

  • Stop Running & Listen To The Trees 

    By Russ Weeks  I spent most of my twenties and thirties running. Running to the next social event, running to stay caught up at work, running to visit all of […]

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